Would you write down things you don't really love, just to have something on the paper?
Would you have nothing to write?
There is no right or wrong answer just something for you to ponder.
After you ponder this, or if your super brave and make a list. Its very important to ask yourself why.
Not just the surface level stuff like
"I'm over weight"
"I wish my stomach was smaller"
"My arms are too jiggly"
"My cellulite is icky"
But the deep questions:
By what standard am I "Over Weight"
Why do I believe my weight is a part of moral characters
I love extra soft hugs from my mother and grandmother, so why is it bad that my arms are jiggly?
When I started asking myself DIFFERENT questions, honestly better questions my body image changed drastically.
Last year I went to a retreat with Ember and Solis Where I did a group activity with all of the women and we wrote down things that we liked about each others body and each person read them out loud while looking at themselves in front of a mirror.
The smiles we witnessed together, and the quiet awe was absolutely breath taking.
This retreat was my own re-confirmation that exploring the relationship we have with our bodies through community, art and pure connection is the magic we have been missing.
This is why I am continually hosting immersive art experiences, facilitating retreats and spaces for us (women) to come together in community.
Why I am always seeking out community with other women. So that I know I am not alone. So that other women know that they are not alone. So that we can each learn to love exactly where and how we are in every single moment.