A Point in Life

Someone wrote…

I’ve always dreamed of getting to a point in my life where I can appreciate my body for what it is – not what society has told me it is.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on September 9th, 2011 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 3 comments »

3 Responses to “A Point in Life”

  1. Tegan

    I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I occasionally catch my image in a mirror as I pass by–in the past I often wondered why I still look like a boy, and last night I just wondered why I looked so…foreign. I still can’t really appreciate my body, and I’ve very ashamed/frightened/uncomfortable with it. That said, I recently started taking Wushu lessons, and one of the first things my sifu told me was that my body–unlike many of the girls she has known–is so well suited for strength and the martial arts. She called it an “Amazon’s body.”
    I think getting to that point of appreciating your body is really about perspective, and finding or creating an environment wherein you can cleanse yourself of the poisonous ideals of society–it’s learning to embrace the perfection that’s already inherent in all of us, and not the artificial perfection constructed in the media. I dunno. It’s a journey.


  2. Jess

    The only problem with embracing yourself is that you may end up with a body no one else will want to embrace.


    Moose replied:

    If one person (you) can embrace your body, I think there’s a chance someone else out there will too.


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