Stepping forward, not back.

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I have thought a lot about writing this.  I do not blog.  I am not a frequent user of social media.  However, I am female; I am a mother; and frankly, I am angry.

I am angered by the fact that the definition of consent is something that continues to require discussion.

I am tired of the lack of surprise over new stories of rape and violence towards women in the media.

Bald For Beautiful

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 I don’t think there’s a time I can recall where I didn’t feel tied to my appearance; self-conscious and always wanting to change who I was and how I looked to fit in, be accepted, and worthy of some sort of belonging.

Could it be? That I’m NOT the only one? Not the only one that, felt every ounce of who I was and the love I deserved was directly tied to my “beauty”. Has this message really been so embedded into our minds that we simply go through the motions, prepping and preening ourselves every morning with zero awareness that we are so attached to this made-over person?