Learning to Be at Peace with My Body

This post discusses issues of the body and the chasm of disconnect that childhood sexual abuse causes with great clarity, wisdom and profound depth.

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Learning to Be at Peace with My Body

This entry might trigger you. It could be helpful for you to talk to someone if this happens.

The relationship I have developed with my body is an amalgam of complex psychological and emotional issues brought about by the effects of trauma, as well as being raised to be a beauty pageant contestant and model.

I had won beauty pageants and modeling competitions throughout my childhood and teen years and was a professional model in my twenties. I was raised to believe that my worth is directly related to my outward appearance, which contributes greatly to my current self-loathing for being overweight, due to the side effects of psych meds as well as my emotional binge eating.

As I mentioned in my post A Journey of Light and Love, I believe that my weight issues are also directly tied to my wanting to avoid unwanted sexual advances. My weight…

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5 thoughts on “Learning to Be at Peace with My Body

  1. Thank you so much for reblogging my post, and for your wonderful comments! I wasn’t sure anyone would like my topic. I didn’t know we can reblog. I would love to share things that you post with my readers. How do I do this?

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      1. Thanks for letting me know about the reblog button. I didn’t even know I had one. It came with the theme template. Feel free to share my posts anytime – I appreciate it. I look forward to sharing your posts with my readers. 🙂 Hope you are well.

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        1. Though you may already know it in your mind, I want to reaffirm it; it was not your fault, not any of it, not at any age. There is nothing a little girl does that causes or tempts another to commit such crimes, not at 3, 10, 12 or 20.
          If you were talking to a young adolescent who had suffered similar attacks, what would you say to her to comfort her? Because that is the comfort and consoling that you deserve. You are brave and resilient and beautiful.

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