What is Evenhood?
There's a damaging myth that exists from the moment we are born to the moment we die. That is the myth of “normal”. When we measure each other by whatever we think is "normal" we are judgemental of them, we find fault, we criticise, we make others feel inferior. When others do this to us, we feel judged. We may put effort into trying to fit their definition of normal. And this might exhaust us and damage our mental health.
I’d like to invite you to embrace the idea that there is no such thing as normal.
"You are a wonderful human being. We all are."
We are, of course, different to each other. That is because we have an amazingly unique mix of chemistry and biology. No two people are alike, starting with the basic building blocks of life contained in our DNA. Coupled with this we have incredibly different experiences in life, which all shape the way we think, feel and behave.
If no two people are completely the same, there really cannot be a normal.
"Normal is a myth dreamt up by those who wish to be considered superior or better in some way."
Evenhood celebrates togetherness in the same way that we celebrate the togetherness of brotherhood, sisterhood and neighbourhood. In the case of evenhood the thing that we can celebrate together is that we are all even, we are all equal - we all have evenhood. When we have a mindset
"When we live in evenhood, we show kindness, respect, compassion and understanding. We care for each other as equals; we offer support; we aren't judgemental and we encourage others to be themselves."
And when we have this mindset based in evenhood we care for ourselves too. We don't exhaust ourselves trying to meet someone else's definition of normal. We aim to be ourselves and ask others to accept us as we are.