‘Nothing new there,’ you might say.
I wrote recently regarding the ‘reality’ of life for millions across the globe.
However I must acknowledge that as much as it is truss that there is poverty and struggle the world over, it is also vital that I acknowledge my ‘White Privilege’ and the reality of my ‘First World Life’.
So let’s list it:
I have all my basic needs met: food, water, shelter, health care, community.
I received a full education
I am not subject to slavery
I am not subject to my father’s whim
I am not the property of my husband
I have freedom of speech
I have access to media and world news
I have access to the Internet
I have clothing to keep me warm, protected and allow personal expression
I have a partner who respects me
I have two healthy children
We are free from life threatening diseases
I live in the UK, in The Cotswolds, in Cheltenham.
I am so free I get bored