But our bodies don’t define us in the sense of our intelligence, likes, dislikes, the way we are to people (kind, rude, caring), etc.

that’s true, and I never said it wasn’t

but that doesn’t stop someone’s body from being an incredibly defining feature of them as a whole

especially if people’s perceptions of their body don’t allow other traits to show or be recognized

I mean you can talk about how the mind is separate and more important than the body until you’re blue in the face, but when it comes right down to it, we all still have to live in the flesh we’ve got