Friday, March 23

No Wonder I Feel The Way I Do About My Body.

My friend Natasha sent me this today. I am often in a hurry during the day, running from the moment I wake to the minute my head hits the pillow. It's hard to find even a minute in the day to read the poems she sends, or watch the videos she wants me to see. Until my 2 days off; then I play catch up with everything and spend at least 2 hours reading watching, laughing and learning.

Today was a good and poignant learning day. I have been very open about my constant battle with my weight/self image/self worth issues. It is a demon I hope to be rid of one day. Not so much that I hope I am never over weight again...I mean yes I do hope that, but more than that I want to see myself for what I really am, regardless of the size of jeans I am wearing at that moment. I want to pass on healthy and non self desstructive habits to my daughter. I want my boys to see women the way every mother hopes, and that they will find women as intellectually stimulating as they do physically.


Now, I will preface these videos by saying, get comfy. They are not quick. I think in total they are about 30 minutes. But they are amazing. They will shock you and possibly make you angry, but if you are a women, know a woman, came from a woman, birthed or helped make a woman (to be) or are married to one you need to watch these.








It took me a few hours to really come to terms with what I saw in those videos too.
Pleas let me know what you thought.

J

Today:

I am grateful for the good friends my kids have. They are darling children and it makes me happy they hang with a good crowd.

I am grateful for how soothing good food can be.

I am grateful for perspective!

2 comments:

Tanya said...

Amazing video's. Miss Representation is also awesome if you ever have a chance to watch it.

Natasha said...

Yeah, I'm dying to see Miss Representation.

Told you they'd make you angry.

Did you watch that funny dating video? It was only three minutes and hilarious!