Words + Image by Zoraida Palencia
I never worried about my body as a kid. It was just a body that let me jump puddles, conquer imaginary monsters and run as fast as I could into my adventures. Now as an adult, I worry about this body. Everyone can see it, in all its curvaceous soft glory! Am I suppose to be thin to be happy? Or thin to attract all the suitors of the world? I'm tired of worrying about it so much.
My body isn't so hideous. I don't want to hide it. However, I feel like this and I fight it everyday. So, I draw these figures to show myself that all bodies are attractive. In it's current form, I can still jump, conquer and run. I'm a maddd grrrl because I'm tired of body shame.