By Zoe Desborough for Digits & Threads, Sept. 1, 2021.
Marginalized groups’ bodies are bodies that exist in a world where they are not their own.
A world where everything is ought to be black or white, male or female, right or wrong.
My body is my body. I don’t believe in labeling it for someone else’s comfort.
My body is my home, the place where I should feel safe.
Making myself feel safe in my body is something that I work on every day, navigating social expectations and perceptions all while trying to feel like I own myself.
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