Our bodies are vital and fragile and all we do to it could have really unhealthy effects. Breast ironing: Also known as breast flattening or breast sweeping is the act of using hard or heated objects like grinding stones, wooden spoons(spatulas) just to name a few to massage or "pound" the breast in a bit to decrease or slow down breast growth. The “breast ironing” process itself is painful and may make girls feel ashamed of their bodies.
Category: Body Image
Ugly by Warsan Shire
Just one more day to go! It's been a wild ride so far and I hope you enjoyed every bit of it.I saved some of the best for last of course. 'Celebrating Women Through Poetry' would be incomplete without Warsan Shire. The poem 'Ugly' from her collection 'Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth' is … Continue reading Ugly by Warsan Shire
The 'Celebrating Women Through Poetry' countdown continues! Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou is one of my absolute favorites. It is filled with so much character and verve, just like the lady herself. Enjoy! Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start … Continue reading Phenomenal Woman
Overcoming Body Insecurities
Quotes and thoughts on looking at yourself a little differently.
Day6: Media Distortions
Thanks for sticking with me this far. It’s the 21st century and the world has become connected like never before. News, Information and Images move from one end of the globe to another at the speed of light. Everyone is on their phones, their eyes glued to their TV screens on a daily basis. We … Continue reading Day6: Media Distortions
My Five Best Songs to Heal the ‘Body Blues’.
Everyone has those days, you know the ones where you don't just feel like getting out of bed and when you finally do, a stranger greets you in the mirror. You look horrible; like did all that acne just sprout up over-night?? or did your eyes always look so blood-shot? And it doesn't end there. … Continue reading My Five Best Songs to Heal the ‘Body Blues’.