I so cannot believe that I am about to do this. Note: If you do not want to see me in a two-piece consider yourself warned!
I had never heard of the Exposed Movement until yesterday at the Sisterhood. But I am so glad that I did. Mish has an inspiring story and dream for the world. A world where women (and men) love their bodies. All of it.
As you know, I’ve written about this month’s project and I really want to get to a place where I love ME. All of me. Body and all. In our society, being a woman makes it hard to accept your body. Media tells us what we should look like and what size we should be. If we don’t fit that image, then we aren’t beautiful.
Chronic illness also makes it hard to accept your body. At times you feel like your body has betrayed you. You may even feel like a stranger in your own body. I cannot tell you how many times the 4 words “My body hates me” have come out of my mouth. I’m tired of it.
So, here I am. Exposing my body – flaws and all – and what I’ve come to realize is that I’ve got a wonderful body. While it has it deficiencies, I am alive and it has so much still to give. I want my daughter to see her mom love her body regardless of its size or shape or illnesses. I want her to see that the media doesn’t dictate beauty but instead it comes from the Father.
So here I am in all my glory:
And you know what, I think I look pretty darn amazing. I love ME.
Want to join the Exposed Movement? Come link up at the Sisterhood!