My Awakening, Part 4

I took a Women’s Studies course in college, where I experienced one of my first “awakening” moments. Yep, your math is right. I spent years, decades really, in the Awakening stage.

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My Awakening, Part 3

Ripples. That was the working title of the book I never actually wrote.
When life events, both global and personal, smell worse than a fish-market dumpster fire, it’s easy to feel hopeless. Paralyzed, even. When things are so bad, what’s the point of trying to make the world a better place? What can one person actually do?

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My Awakening, Part 2

Content Warning: This post is about sexual assault. It’s okay to skip this one if you need to.

2016 was a year that shook me relentlessly to wake up. The contentious political landscape assaulted my senses every day, and I couldn’t look away. Then one morning in October, an old video of presidential candidate Trump bragging about grabbing women surfaced. I experienced a seismic shift in my body. I knew exactly what it felt like to have a brazen stranger-danger man grab me in the most intimate place without permission.

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Anger and Your Body

There are times when the anger is too much to hold, though. Here are six ways you can move the anger through your body so you can process it and move on. Combine them for even greater effect.

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A Review of Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls

This show is reality TV at its finest.
When Lizzo needed dancers for her 2022 tour, talent agencies weren’t sending her dancers in larger bodies. So she set out to find her own dancers. The show follows thirteen dancers who hope to dance onstage with Lizzo.
Watching each episode brought me so much joy, and I think Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls is worth watching for many reasons.

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Unsupportive Family

How do you deal with family and friends who don’t support your journey to make peace with your body? Hi, I’m Nicole C. Ayers.. Welcome to the Love Notes to My Body Community Chat. Today I want to talk about another question I’m often asked, which is: I’ve decided to make peace with my body […]

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