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June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

This is forty-two. Society, especially the media, models for us that youth is beauty. We are programmed to be ashamed of our individuality- the grey hairs, smile lines, stretch marks, scars. I refuse to accept those definitions of beauty. I fought hard, dedicated myself relentlessly and healed to get back into this body for over 20 years. I feel better than ever. I therefore claim and own every scar, grey hair and stretch mark as a medal of honor. I cured and healed. I overcame pain. I birthed a human. I stood up for myself. I voiced. I severed, cut and added. Perhaps my beauty may not always be conventional, or what I see in magazines and movies, but it is mine. Finally at age forty two, the person I see in the mirror is a true, authentic reflection of who I know I am at my core. I am now extremely disciplined about what I eat and drink, how much I sleep and exercise I get, how I care for my skin, how much sunscreen I wear, who I spend my time with and how I pass my days, not because I wish to look 25, but because I yearn to live for decades more at peace and healthy, inside and out. #ownyourscars #lastcut #freedom #truth #thisis42

June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017

June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017