Comment on All Lives Matter, But Does Yours Matter More? by Cynthia Walker-White.
I don’t believe my life matters any more or less than anyone else’s. My drug addiction was an ugly thing. Addiction doesn’t care what color one’s skin is, what name one assigns to his or her deity, social status, wealth… And recovery from addiction works for everyone, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion (or lack of religion). My recovery teaches me humility, which I see as understanding that I am no better than anyone else and I am no less than anyone else. We are all equal in both addiction and in recovery, and that applies to life outside of the rooms of 12 step fellowships.
However, I also know without a doubt, that I live in a western society that both values my life more than others (because my skin is pale and my eyes are blue and my hair is fair and straight), and values my life less than others (because I am female, because I am an addict–recovering or not, and because my addiction left me with felony convictions on my record).
It is definitely uncomfortable believing that we are all equal and we are all deserving of being treated with dignity, while living in a society that doesn’t place that same value on every human life.
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Unless I tell people I’m a recovering addict, they don’t know LOL. But here in the southern Baptist Bible belt of America, some people still think “once an addict always an addict” and distrust me, but it’s not overt it’s very covert/subtle
I just celebrated 12 years clean in April. Now, if I could just break my shoe addiction LOL
Recent Comments by Cynthia Walker-White
This is a beautiful post, and you are a beautiful woman. I enjoy learning more about your faith and customs, so thank you for continuing to educate me!
I’ll definitely have to refer back to this when we have a rare slow week around here at the homestead
My husband might be the pot that calls the kettle black LOL
Please call me Cindy, all my friends and family do😊
interesting! I imagine my husband would say I need such a thing LOL