“words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial, sexual pejoratives. don’t do that. Words are things. They get on the walls. they get in your rugs, and on your clothes, and finally into you”. Dr. Maya Angelou
All I know is, Never say Never. How I’m learning to love a sport that used to bring me nothing but pain and frustration
What is self-love without the safe space to explore its possibilities?
It is easier to tell everyone they deserve love but it is more difficult to believe you deserve it too, and even harder to understand you ought to be the … Continue Reading 10 Things You Should Know About Self-Love
I had an ex-boyfriend who was a marine, and he used to tell me that during training they got hurt often but they’d tell each other that “chicks dig scars”. … Continue Reading My Scars Are Ugly
He’ll flirt with you and tell you of all the things he wants to do once he gets his hands on your body. Makes you feel desired and empowered. Until … Continue Reading You’re Not His Type
I tried to leave. I really did.
Dear Body, I love you. Actually, I am in love with you. For a long time I struggled to find myself, to love you. I thought you were to blame. … Continue Reading Dear Body, For a Long Time I Struggled To Love you. By Ruth Krug
When I first started this blog I intended to make body love letters the majority of the published articles. I envisioned that I‘d have a lot of people jumping at … Continue Reading Finding Inspiration from the Butterfly Child: Do You Take Your Body For Granted?
For the people who pass right under your radar
Welcome to song number 4 of Music Mondays, the soundtrack for your journey to self love.See the first song here, the second song here and the third here This song is supposed to be … Continue Reading Music Mondays: Not a Bad Thing, by Justin Timberlake
Let your body be the element to master
Content warning: Rape; sexual assault; abuse; dysphoria mention; transphobia; queerphobia Dear Body, We both know there was a “before him.” I spent a long time thinking there would not be … Continue Reading Dear Body, by Oliver Schminkey
Welcome to our third installment of Music Mondays, the soundtrack for your journey to self love. See the first song here, and the second song here. “Beneath your beautiful” is the … Continue Reading Music Mondays: Beneath Your Beautiful (Labrinth feat Emeli Sandé)
When Giuliana Rancic made her remark about Zendaya’s hair, I was appalled and hurt because as a woman, as a black woman, I understood how stereotypes affect our lives whether … Continue Reading Criticizing Giuliana Rancic Could Have Been Done Without Comments About her Body
Button Poetry is a YouTube channel in which I constantly lose myself because I am always so enthralled by the vulnerability displayed by the artists. Nearly every performance there feels … Continue Reading Letters to My Body: by Jonattan Salazar