What might it look like if we established a culture of compensation?

I recently talked about how people who are privileged in a particular area often expect people who are marginalized in that area to educate them, give them ideas and even fix their organizations for free.

I’m also thinking about people like @ragenchastain, who answer literally thousands of emails per month to provide free labor around fat oppression and weight stigma, and what it might look like if instead we had a culture in which it was just expected that requests for labor from marginalized people would be accompanied by payment β€” even just enough to buy a coffee would be a start.

I want us to build a world where it’s embarrassing, or even unacceptable, to ask marginalized people β€” especially strangers β€” to do stuff for free.

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Hi there! I'm Lindley. I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work here at bodyliberationphotos.com.