Posts tagged self love
What Domestic Violence Taught Me About the Importance of Self Care

“The most monumental bit of self-care: I had to learn to love myself. Prior to making that 911 call, if someone asked me if I loved myself, I would have said yes. But I didn’t, not truly. Someone that loves herself would not allow herself to be in near-constant emotional pain, sometimes physical pain, because of another person…”

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Evulving: How I Learned to Love My Vagina

“‘It has, like, a triangle thing poking out of it...’ I confided to my mum’s best friend, whom I was also very close to. Confused, she suggested I show her and immediately threw her head back and started laughing. ‘That’s your clit, you pleb!’ I left the situation both relieved that she seemed to know what it was but embarrassed that I didn’t…”

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Here’s to the Fools Who Dream: Why I No Longer Hate the Ending of La La Land

“As a feminist, I always felt embarrassed that relationships and the pressure to be attractive held such weight for me. Surely a strong woman would be too busy being independent to care about all that? Surely, I should be focusing on my education and my career?”

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Swapping the Scalpel For the Pen: Navigating My Way Through Anxiety at University

“Panic attacks are difficult, if not impossible to predict and stop. You think you feel fine, you’re enjoying yourself at a party for example, and just ever so slightly, something tilts a little askew and the angle of your perceived reality…”

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4 Things My Cuban Abuela Taught Me

“Though they're proud to be Americans, Nana and my mother fight to keep traditional Cuban values alive in us, as we are the descendants who will carry their memories and build on the foundation they set through toil and sacrifice. In my culture, women are the storytellers. They tell tales from the past and urge us never to depart from instruction; to keep it alive…”

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