Sunday, April 18, 2010
Talking Back to Shame
Our bodies are wondrous. Why should we be ashamed? Because just about everything we’ve ever heard our entire lives has told us that we should be. Afraid. Ashamed. Of who we are, what we are.
So says poet and erotica writer Erobintica in this week's brave and gorgeous essay at F-Stop. I found so much to relate to in her discussion of the fear and shame we all feel and the liberating power of saying f&*k it, I'm going to tell the world the truth about myself, my desires, and what it means to be a woman. Read it (and all the other essays in the F-Stop archive) and be inspired to your own act of courage.
Labels: Erobintica, F-Stop
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Thank you Donna.
And yeah, all the essays there have been fascinating. What a wonderful project!
Thank you, Robin. I agree with Jeremy--your essay should be assigned reading for everyone. So liberating and beautiful!
I'm off to read it now . . .
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