Blow Yourself Away
My reflection caught me by surprise today.
It’s all about perception and how you feel. I prefer strong>skinny. I’d be lying if I said I loved it all the time. Being strong (especially as a woman) can sometimes give you a sense of dysmorphia because everything gets bigger as you get stronger. Often we still feel like we aren’t strong enough: I’m frustrated that I can only do 3 pull ups this week when I wanted to do 5. Sometimes it feels like we’re doing it wrong: women are socialized and raised to be forever seeking a shrunken appearance; smaller, and less and less significant.
So I guess my take away from this is to empower women, feminists, and allies to continue pursuing strength and independence. We deserve more than we we’re taught to give ourselves credit for. Let’s start there!