For a girl, growing up and into yourself is never easy. In fact, the playground is where you learn most about the most intimate and sacred parts of yourself. From the countless whispers of boys to the magazines thrown around by girls, we grow up expecting to be like what we hear we SHOULD be like. And, when we realise that we don’t fit into this one-size-fits-all outfit, we criticise, pick at, and alter ourselves until we come to understand that those standards were never real in the first place.
Just like my youth, going on this journey was challenging. It asked me to face the most vulnerable part of myself, and see all the ways in which I’d been judging something that, I now see, is pure magic.
After so many years of believing that something was wrong with me, and that I was an anomaly, I now see that we are all incredibly unique. And, in fact, NO ONE fits into that one-size-fits-all outfit that was so forcefully thrust upon us as young, impressionable girls.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Caris. For helping me to find a new sense of love and appreciation for a space that is SO sacred.