So many good things that will outweigh the bad, you will endure, of this I am certain.
In a few short years, you will learn the difficulties that life presents to it’s less fortunate participants. Despite your best efforts, you’ll be hard pressed to avoid drawing the short straw as you navigate adolescence, puberty, teenage life and young adulthood.
Continue reading “A letter to a young Shevy…”
I can assure you, it is not easy to love yourself when you look in the mirror and see only ways you would like to change or improve how you look.
“You are a big girl, you could lose some fat…”
Ever the encouraging words that someone who struggles with weight and body image would LOVE to hear when they are mid conversation. I deflect, I pretend not to be frustrated and annoyed at the absurd notion that a human being feels they have the right to tell another human being how they should and shouldn’t look. That one person would have the audacity to tell another person what they should be doing with their body, let alone a blood relative and supposed family cheerleader. Pot. Kettle. Enough said.
Continue reading “Being a bigger woman and owning it.”