as i dressed this morning, my gaze fell upon a flatter-than-usual stomach, and i stopped for a moment just to look. and as i wiggled my fleshy hips into a pair of pants that somehow fit looser than they have in days past, it occurred to me:
i belong to a generation of shrinking women.
we’ve been taught that something is beautiful only if doesn’t take up much space. and so we
shrink back,… Read the rest