The Long Journey of Learning to Love My Own Body

The Long Journey of Learning to Love My Own Body

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The Long Journey of Learning to Love My Own Body

I used to be ashamed about my insecurities. I believed that as a man, I was supposed to be strong. I was supposed to silently hate myself, my appearance, and my body, while projecting an immutable air of confidence. That was the “manly” way. My masculinity, my manhood, depended on it. I would look at myself in the mirror, become infuriated with and resentful of my body, commit to a plan of abuse toward my…

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