Having THAT 1/2

posted March 10th, 2015, 2:01 am


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March 29th, 2014, 2:25 am

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It may be a little tangential, but there was a big movement in the late 90s/early 00s where women were implored to look at and appreciate their womanly bits. It was because our society in North America is so closed off about sex and sexuality, that women were largely (and to some extent, still) trained by upbringing that they should be ashamed of their parts. You've probably heard of "The Vagina Monologues". It was a large part of this movement.

It may not be the same for a trans person, because these are not parts we are ok with, ever. But the premise remains the same. That if we view these parts, accept that they exist, we can stop hating ourselves for having them. The parallels are where we come from in our own minds - that these parts are not wrong, or evil, or to be ashamed of. That they are a part of us, even if we are not happy about them, they are a part of us.

I don't know about everyone else out there, but I have a really gnarly birthmark. It is right above my knee, and it is about 5 inches across and 3 inches tall. I get asked about it constantly if I wear a short skirt or shorts. I used to absolutely hate it, because it was this thing that simply wasn't supposed to BE there. Nobody else has that! NOBODY! But over time, I didn't bother to hide it. I didn't care any more. It was a part of me, and while I wasn't happy about it, it wasn't going to be fixed by me hating myself.

Yes, this is microcosmic compared to the *ahem* other birthmark I started out with. But I hope you get the point and can learn to accept yourself. Being nude is hard for most people. Very hard. But once a few people have seen you naked, not in a sexual way, but in a way of 'I exist and this is my body', the mysticism begins to fade. I am a bit pudgy. My breasts aren't nice and round. My forehead is greasy and gross. And yet, with all of this, I am me. Nobody else is me. And I should be celebrated. So should you.

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March 11th, 2015, 2:04 am

transgressingwaffle

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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Congrats on making it to comic 900! Keep up the good work.

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March 11th, 2015, 2:10 am

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@transgressingwaffle: I'm already up to 1300, so don't break out the congratulatory breakfast wheat-based ironed syrup conduits until at least 1k!

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March 11th, 2015, 2:42 am

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But I love celebrating!!!!!!!!! Cue Pinkie Pie Party Canon anyway!!!!! Also, I look forward to moar! This really gives me something to look forward to!

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