But I have been resisting the reading and studying of feminist authors on the contested female body. There still remain powerful cultural forces surrounding the control of women's bodies. Shame, opprobrium,lower pay, laws limiting women's access to reproductive health, and, yes, photoshop are simply a few of the many tools used to keep us in check. These are the forces that I resist.
But there is one thing I know and remind myself of everyday:
This is my one and only body. It is the only portal I have to experience the world and my life in the world. It is my most precious treasure for which I am radically grateful.