When the Worst Body-Shaming Comes from Those You Love
“Have my friends and family been hoping for a new me? Have they all been waiting for a transformation?”
So pretty!So sexy! So skinny!
whale, fatty, cow—
really not so bad!
badDoesn’tbeing healthy feel great?
So pretty! So sexy! So skinny!
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On the day when two pink lines stared up at me, I wondered which set of events I had set in motion. A baby? Or not a baby?
I felt abandoned and alone. I was told that it was at odds with what mothers should feel, do feel, after childbirth.
I felt a down spell in my persistent belief in possibility—a sense that something within me once felt unremitting, but had since been stretched to its limit.