My mini-essay is featured in the July issue of ELLE. The Conversation: Everybody is Welcome sees five women share their own take on self-image, and discuss what it means to have a ‘normal’ relationship with your body (if there even is such a thing). Mine centres around the question—what happens when your body writes its own rules?

“It’s a myth that our bodies are a measure of our power and strength. But from very early on, we are often made to believe that myth. Take, for instance, our first steps into the world – they are celebrated and held up as signs of growing independence. Suddenly, we are aware of our bodies as the powerful connection to the world that surrounds us, and how our existence is defined by the intactness of four physical limbs. So what happens when a body decides to write its own rules?…”

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