Janet Ruth Heller’s vulnerable and moving poem about women who have survived hysterectomy. She calls it a secret sisterhood.
Tagged: body image
For decades, Karen struggled with body image and eating disorders. This is how she turned her life (and her relationship with food) around.
“So please, dear me, be patient. Be patient as I heal, and I learn to love, because no one ever showed me how. I’m learning. Slowly.”
Medications led Tabita’s 13-year-old daughter to hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, and eight psychiatric hospitalizations. Here’s how she healed.
“I tanned the cancer into my flesh …shaved my teeth
to needles …filling
my mouth with bathroom fixtures, let doctors
cut me apart like a hunting prize”
After years of shaming, abusing, and hating her body, Julia realized the importance of not only accepting, but honouring it. This is her body love story.
Alison realized that hating her body was at the core of her unhappiness. This is how she dug herself out.
Nathalie tried everything to cure her eczema, trying every miracle product and magic potion. Then, she discovered the real source of her skin problem.
Kendra thought recovering from bulimia would be the end of all her problems, but at the “end” of her journey, she found another beginning.
“You don’t understand me. I wanted to scream. I wanted to be understood. Cared for. Loved. I missed the point: I didn’t care for myself enough.”