My Relationship With My Flesh

Nude female portrait painted in watercolor

"My relationship with my flesh has been different...

It would either be a separate part of me or a great hindrance. The flesh that was my body often felt like a cage. Oftentimes, I felt this urge to tear and rip it apart. Even when I was younger, I was afraid of the shape I would become. Now that I am plus size, I recognise this toxic way of thinking.

For some reason, when girls like meare growing up, we imagine barbie dolls. I have hated how I didn't turn out to have plastic skin. Recently, within the past year or two, I have grown to appreciate what my body can do for me and what I can do for it. It is this ongoing conversation I am discovering."

ESPAÑOL:

"La relación con mi carne ha sido diferente…

Esta podría ser una parte completamente separada de mí o una gran carga. La carne de mi cuerpo muy seguido se siente como una jaula. A veces sentí la urgencia de arrancarla. Inclusive cuando era joven, tenía miedo de la forma que tomaría. Ahora que soy talla grande, reconozco estos pensamientos tóxicos.

Por alguna razón cuando niñas como yo crecen, imaginamos que seremos Barbies. He odiado como mi piel no se convirtió en plástico. Recientemente, y desde hace uno o dos años, he crecido para apreciar mi cuerpo por lo que puede hacer por mí y por lo que puedo hacer por ella. Es una conversación constante que estoy descubriendo."

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