Inspiration here: I love this part – we’ll say it about bits of our favorite songs. Why can’t we say it about our bodies?
Good question, right? Even now, when general, vague body love is becoming slightly more acceptable, expressing pride or love for specific aspects of our bodies remains taboo. It sounds like bragging, and bragging is THE WORST, apparently.
Since it’s actually not, I’m hoping to spawn a little brag fest right here and now: What aspects of your body do you LOVE and want to celebrate? Do you have a strong back that helps you lift and cradle your kids? Do you have amazing freckles that illuminate your complexion? Do you have big, bold, kinky hair that makes you swell with pride? All of the above? Something else entirely?
I’ll get the party started: After years of hating it, I absolutely adore my hair. In its current configuration it is like a living topiary that I can shape and mould with some product, some heat, and my fingers. It’s wild, and for the first time ever I love its wildness.
It took me a while to realize it, but I actually have fairly long legs. What I’ve known for ages is that they’re incredibly strong and can carry me through long, trying days of walking and working and hustling. I love my legs.
I love the bit of my trapezius that slopes from my neck into my shoulder. It makes me feel tough and sexy all at once.
And you? Tell us all about the parts you love.