Creative | Posted by Melanie Z on 04/8/2011

My Body Is

My body is not an object.

It is not another’s to sculpt or scrutinize.

It is not the canvas on which you paint your expectations and standards.

It is not your playground.

My body is not your project.

It is not where you decide.

It can’t be told what to wear, how to change, when to be available.

Its boundaries are not determined by the others.

My body is my home.

It is where I write my story.

It is where and how and why I reject your critiques and limitations.

It is rebellion in itself.

My body is a revolution.

It is the personification of my soul.

It is the vehicle through which I dance, riot, love, explore.

It is my choice.

It is my reclamation.

It is ever changing, always speaking, and forever worthy of my love.

But first and foremost, it is mine.

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  • A. @ at 6:15 pm, April 8th, 2011

    this is excellent!

  • Andreat78 @ at 9:57 pm, April 8th, 2011


  • sui @ at 8:20 pm, April 9th, 2011


  • Marie @ at 1:02 am, April 10th, 2011


  • selects @ at 5:48 am, April 11th, 2011

    this is awesome. i posted this on my tumblr (with full credit and relink to the original source, of course)

  • Daryl @ at 3:24 pm, May 29th, 2011

    I found this piece of prose through Tumblr about a month or so ago, and absolutely loved it. I felt it was incredibly relevant to my current photographic art project, which is a sculptural and photographic installation piece on the objectification of women – particularly looking at it from a feminist perspective. I hope you don’t mind, but I have reblogged this (with credit and links back here), and have included this in my research diary as an influence in my work. Keep up the great work, and thank you for posting this!

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