Ode to a skinny girl

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Nyepi Day (day of silence) out here in Bali was extremely powerful for me. Being in the silence allowed a lot to rise to the surface, in particular this article. Intensely personal and more than anything a letter to myself but as with everything I’ve written up until to this point, I was compelled to share, just in case I could be of Service in some way…

For years I have been labelled a ‘skinny’ woman. In today’s society people seem to have a problem with us, especially when many of us don’t choose to be this way. Here is my, often unsung, plight of the skinny girl but I feel this song goes much further than just this body type alone. We live in a society that loves to label and people don’t often understand the emotional, long standing repercussions of this. We’re all so much more than this and this is why