Listen, I have body issues.
I have an issue with how my body is watched, judged, and spoken about.⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have an issue with how my body is policed and taxed simply because I happen to be born with a uterus.
I have an issue with how most store-bought clothes don’t fit my long and wide body comfortably.⠀⠀⠀
I have an issue with the doctor who told me I need to lose weight to be healthy. ⠀
I have an issue with the well-meaning friend who keeps trying to sell me her weight loss products.
I have an issue with the mainstream media who values certain bodies over others.
I have an issue with how birthing people’s bodies are expected to return to their pre-pregnancy state overnight.
I have an issue with anyone who thinks my body is any of their business.
I have an issue with how much unlearning I’ve had to do to finally start loving my body.
So yeah, I have some body issues, but none of them are with my body.