An Uncomfortable Place

Nicki Gilbert Body Image

I chose to do this swim, from Alcatraz to San Francisco, to push myself into an uncomfortable place.

A Beautiful Mess

Emily Page Hatch Body Image

Somewhere along the way, I stopped caring if I was beautiful. I began trying to make beauty instead.

An Apology To My Body

Aimee Hain Body Image

I have learned that I am not perfect. Not even close. I’d like to take a moment, to make a long overdue apology. To My Body:

Evidence

Michelle Riddell Body Image

She pointed to her timeworn face in the mirror, “When I look, I don’t see flaws I see evidence.”

To the Mom at the Water Park

Kara Lawler Body Image

And I felt at peace, for the moment, with my body. I wished, then and there, that I could put on my bikini and run with abandon alongside you in yours.