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How I’ve Relearned to Love My Body

< 1 min read

i’ve spent these days rebuilding my body
after ripping it apart with the words
of careless aunties and paper cuts from teen vogue
and the sharp waists of
all the white women bestowed upon
my self-esteem
i am teaching myself to be
beautiful again
to love all the hairs that harvested themselves
on my skin
to refrain from dissecting my eyebrows
like white men have done to my culture
to take pride in the bridge of my nose and
my thick eyelashes and
bask in all my melanin’s glory

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