Worry about your body over your being
Women are taught to be pretty before they are taught to be smart.
We are told our value lies in being attractive, but not try hard.
Sexy, but innocent.
Witty, but demure.
And ageless. Always ageless.
We are given dozens of products to fix us.
Enhance us. Improve us. Even though these cost more than the same thing down the men’s aisle. Even though many of these things aren’t ‘problems’ to start with.
So it’s no wonder body positivity and body neutrality and self love is a minefield.
It’s no surprise.
Because we are told SO MUCH about our BODIES.
BUT taught so little about our BEINGS.
About how to say NO. About honouring our EMOTIONS. About having our own VALUES and our OWN limits and our OWN IDEAS of right and wrong and defining these, understanding these.
About all that makes us SO so much more than skin and bones.
So today, just this. A little reminder. A little moment of love.
A little bit of hope that together and alone we can learn about our bodies and our being and all the beauty in between.