Have you read this article? I have seen it circulating for the past several days on Facebook. I avoided reading it until this morning.
This is a major source of pain for me personally. I am trying to accept what this writer is saying. Because I know she’s right – on some level of my consciousness, I know she is right.
My kids have NO photographs of me. I haven’t knowingly allowed photographs to be taken of me since the birth of my first child (nearly 21 years ago), with a small handful of exceptions.
I was a dancer when I was younger. Tiny, never willowy, but fit. I am appalled by my current size, third trimester of pregnancy notwithstanding. This horrid self image is limiting to every single thing in my life. Everything.
I have become a prisoner to my own self image. It must stop. Starting today.