At a literary event one year, a student in my program was singled out by one of our professors and, with high praise, invited up to the podium to read her work. The professor in question happens to be a very prominent and much-lauded writer himself and was, in fact, the person everyone had come to hear. My fellow student -- let’s call her Rose -- is also an accomplished writer … [Read more...]
A number of years ago I made a commitment to radical self love and my life completely changed. I have worked hard to learn how to make peace with myself and my body and I inhabit myself in a different and genuine way. Most days. I am a human living in a world that constantly tells me I am wrong for a variety of reasons and usually I can cling to what I have learned and … [Read more...]
When my therapist first told me that my value wasn’t linked to how productive or accomplished I was, I actually laughed out loud. Not a little giggle either, but a full-on belly laugh like she had just told me the funniest joke I had ever heard. She repeated it again, with a straight face and I quieted down. We spent many months on this concept, and it is still … [Read more...]
The Body Is Not an Apology
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