How can you feel good about yourself when you only come across people like you in the media if they’re being portrayed in a negative way?
Internalized oppression can really get you down. And if you’ve ever felt bad about your identity because of the toxic messages society spreads about you, then you might be dealing with internalized oppression.
The good news is that it’s possible to undo some of the damage of these toxic messages. In this episode of her True Tea series, Kat Blaque answers a question from a non-binary and gender fluid queer woman who is struggling with the impact of media stereotypes of dangerous, predatory lesbians.
How are people like you portrayed in the media? If you can relate to this emailer, Kat’s got some solid advice to help you unlearn your internalized oppression and view yourself as the valuable person you are.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- On ‘Choice’ Feminism and Internalized Misogyny: Why We Participate in Patriarchal Oppression
- 5 Ways Anti-Queer Oppression Creates Toxic Friendship Behaviors (And What To Do About It)
Kat Blaque is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s also a children’s illustrator and thrift store shopper. Check out Kat’s website and YouTube channel, and follow Kat on Twitter @. Watch her videos here!