nothing to reclaim

Someone wrote…

When I was a wee girl I didn’t think of myself as very feminine. Now the hips and waist speak noisily “feminine”, but I’m rather pleased with my barely there breasts. I wonder how much of that is the reason I still can’t do my hair or put on makeup – not a lack of confidence or self-conscious desire to look or be taken unproblematically “seriously”, but a feeling that there’s nothing I feel the need to reclaim. And maybe I should.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on December 5th, 2008 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice Comment »

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