NOT your body image

i waited for her

all night, listening

to old songs,

and smoking cigarettes

that gave me no pleasure;

i watched the rain fall

down the window,

and wished it was poetic;

i closed me eyes,

and imaged your hands on my body,

softly taking me inside of you;

somehow you always knew

how to make me disappear.

i got some shit yesterday for calling myself “chubby” (I have a bit of a belly) and people were like NAAAAH you’re so THIN but you see before I came out and transitioned I was thinner than I am now and I was considered a “chubby girl” and so I started to love and accept myself as being chubby and you can’t say my body image is warped if in fact your assumptions about gender and body are warped

Make your dreams a priority.
Make your mental health a priority.
Make your relationships a priority.
Make your happiness a priority.
Make yourself a priority.

You are so much more than you think. Focus on all that you are :))

A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.
—  Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth