Tag: body image

You Can Be Strong, Beautiful, Powerful and Revolutionary

When I hit that ‘publish’ button on the last blog post i wrote, I could feel that this time would be different.   I had never wanted to take down a post as much as I wanted to take that one down.   As a survivor of sexual assault, your worst nightmare is that people […]

Reclaiming My Body | Self Empowerment After Trauma

I was sitting at the kitchen table when my dad told me a story about a woman whose husband showed up to the school she teaches at and beat her. I expressed my anger but as soon as my dad left, my eyes filled with tears. These are the tears of the Womb(man). The raping. […]

You Don’t Owe ‘Pretty’ to Anyone

[I havent havent blogged in a minute. Writing is kind of like working out; the longer I wait to write, the longer it takes to get back in the habit. I wrote two posts today. This one is mostly just a buffer for a more intense heavy one for Sunday so enjoy!] I walked passed […]

5 Tips to Loving Your Body Just As It Is

I was standing in the kitchen today and my mom said “Nelao, you have such a nice body!”. When someone compliments my body, my initial instinct is to immediately respond with whatever improvements I feel I need to make. I said “You think so?”. My mom said that she would love to have a body like […]