It’s endlessly intriguing to me how our view of certain things can be changed completely by new experiences. I have been thinking about this a lot lately, because after 11 years together, my husband and I have taken an unexpected (but very positive) step with our marriage — we are exploring polyamory. Something I took for granted over the course of more than a decade in a stable relationship was how many things I didn’t have to think about, especially when it came to my body. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘self-esteem’
Posted in dance, Exercise, health, television, tagged beauty standards, body image, Fat Acceptance, fat-shaming, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, self love, self-esteem, TLC, Whitney Way Thore on September 22, 2015| 3 Comments »
Several days ago I came across a show with a woman crying during an interview. She was crying because she was talking about how people make fun of her for being over weight. I immediately stayed on the channel to learn more about this woman. What I learned in that one hour gave me confidence in myself that I desperately needed.
Posted in body image, girlpower, health, mental health, ownership, Self-Awareness, weight, women, tagged body image, mental health, namaste, self love, self-esteem, weight, women, yoga on September 30, 2014| 4 Comments »
Recently, I have started going to yoga classes at the RAC twice a week with my roommate and one of my suite mates. After going to a few sessions, I realized how much yoga makes me aware of my body in different ways.
First class: I walk into the room where the class is held, and I see a slew of medium-height, slender girls (and a few guys) with perfectly toned bodies who gracefully rolled out their yoga mats and sat down and stretched their perfectly formed muscles. (more…)
I think at this point in my life, I can safely say that I owe most of my coping mechanisms to the vast amounts of fantasy fiction that I’ve read. Cartesian dualism has been an integral part of the way in which I built my world, and up until this point has been the only way in which I know how to reconcile what happens inside of my head and what happens in the outside world.
After some careful thought, I’ve decided to release my deepest body-related secret onto our class blog. By now I don’t mind that my anonymity is basically gone, unless you haven’t connected the dots between the girl who complains about her knee problems on the blog and the girl who complains about her knee problems in class. (There, I just did it for you.)
It’s something I’ve never discussed with anyone, and my hands feel weak and jittery as I write this.