Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dissection & Reattachment


For most of my life, the mirror has been an enemy. I would only use it to, perhaps, check my hair or put in contacts.

Mostly I used the mirror for dissection work: to see myself in parts and to tell those parts what was wrong with them.

Now as I start to love this body more and more, I am learning to use the mirror to become fascinated with those same parts that I used to cut up into tiny, painful pieces.

This physical reclamation is the surface representation of the emotional, under-the-surface reclamation of original self.

I am putting myself back together again.

I am witnessing the same in the other women who trust me and the work we do together at the studio.

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