This last full group session was intense and open. The women shared their stories so readily and with such interest in absorbing each others histories. We talked of rape, molestation, and abuse with the clarification that one doesn’t need to remain the victim, but grab their experiences by the reins and take control of their own growth and success beyond definitions and pity.
I’m amazed, constantly, at the shit people go through and rise above. One woman kept repeating in various ways that’s it’s time to move past all the garbage, whether that garbage is something that happened in your past or whether that garbage is the negative words on a loop in your head or your personal trainer telling you you’re not trying hard enough. You do you for you and no one else.
It felt so perfect that the overall tone was acceptance of what is and the steps we all take to continue progressing through our varied journeys with positivity. And though some days are harder than others, it’s important to remember that it’s another day and another step, and (I know I’ve said it before) it begins with love.
“The Body Project has helped me on my journey of happy. I have had some bumps in the road, but that’s life. I am happy with my body and self. This was a way for me to show myself that and maintain my happy journey.”
“The Body Project has helped me feel better about myself. It’s amazing how a few stories can make you feel so empowered . I am definitely a lot more comfortable in my own skin! I’m so happy to see these women leaving their insecurities at the door. Every woman should do The Body Project!”
“The Body Project has forced me to let go…let go of all my self-hate and find all my self-love. Being here with all these different, amazing women has helped me, empowered me, and has given me inspiration to keep loving me!”
“Body projects have erupted around the nation, and I’m elated that it’s bloomed in a smaller area like Whitewater where women may not have received the message that your body is yours and we’re all in it together. ❤ Katy, well done. No matter where you are, body positivity is essential to healthy living. Keep going!”
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