Category: Awaken

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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You Gotta Do the Work, Mama

How do we help our young women and girls to grow up without body shame? Hey, loves! I’m Nicole C. Ayers. Welcome to the Love Notes to My Body Community. We’re going to have some chat time today. Every time I talk to folks about making peace with their bodies, somebody asks me: “How do […]

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