Here Is Why Saying I Have a Dancer’s Body Is Not a Compliment

Here Is Why Saying I Have a Dancer’s Body Is Not a Compliment

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Here Is Why Saying I Have a Dancer’s Body Is Not a Compliment

Someone told me I had a “dancer’s body” the other day, and I pretended it was flattering. “Thank you,” I said, since I hate refuting compliments (and believe intent matters more than execution), but inside I felt conflicted. Gross. Sad. I felt conflicted-gross-sad because the term “dancer’s body” should mean a lot of things, but when we say it, we only mean one thing and we know it. It doesn’t take much to see the…

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