about having eczema

one thing that really irks me about eczema and body positivity is that it isn’t really represented within the movement. Why? Because it’s not a “pretty” disorder. You can’t draw cutesy art or take cute, arty photos of your eczema because, simply put, eczema looks disgusting. It weeps, it bleeds, it peels, it scabs, it crusts….it’s pretty damn gross. And because it’s so gross, people are unwilling to be body positive about it. And to those of you in the eczema community who are trying to get us a bigger part in the body positivity movement, I salute you.