My Skin Is My Glory

A woman posing for a nude watercolor portrait
"I never had a great relationship with my body, which might be why I'm so obsessed with jewellery and body art as a 'distraction' from my flaws.

When I was a child I was too skinny and then I got fat in the space of a two year growth spurt.

My breasts have brought me a lot of shame. Not only because of how they look, but because they've been used to justify my abuse.

I also don't have big enough hips for an African woman.
 
But my skin? My skin glows with a rich brown that is mesmerising. My skin is my glory and it washes me with pride immeasurable. I thank God for making me beautiful."

ESPAÑOL:

"Nunca he tenido una buena relación con mi cuerpo, lo cual podría ser la razón por la que estoy obsesionada con joyería y arte corporal, como “una distracción” de mis propias fallas.

Cuando era una niña era muy delgada, luego me volví gorda en el espacio de dos acelerados años.

Mis pechos me han traído mucha vergüenza. No solo por cómo se ven, sino porque han sido utilizados para justificar el abuso.

Además, no tengo las caderas suficientemente grandes como una mujer africana.

Pero ¿mi piel? Mi piel brilla como un moreno opulento que deja fascinado. Mi piel es mi gloria y me lava con un orgullo sin mesura. Doy gracias a Dios por hacerme hermosa."

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