This is brilliant!! I love love the prose style and how you tackle your reflection! More people should read this. It was very insightful and wise.
Drawing by Eve Marks
In the 80’s when I was growing up I had a skewed self image.
I remember when I first came to the realisation that the thoughts I had had about myself were false. I was looking through some old photographs in my early 30’s and realised that as a teen and in my early to mid twenties I actually looked quite good.
The problem was that I measured myself up against the 80’s supermodels and some of my skinny friends and I saw myself as unattractive. I was self-conscious and didn’t like my outer self.
I spent a lot of my life trying to match up to the standards that I thought I should be meeting which became a struggle. I later found I have hypothyroidism so losing weight is not a simple thing anyway.
At some point in my life and I can’t remember…
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