Saturday, August 13, 2011

about being naked....

for many women part of their body acceptance is the realization that they are beautiful when they are naked. so many of us have grown up with deep shame and hatred for our bodies...told from a young age that what we look like is not acceptable in the mark. this is a lie but one that is fully ingested, just turn on the television and watch a half hour of any show with women on it...most likely at least once in that period of time something will come up about the female character's body insecurities.

this fear of our naked bodies is linked to many things which if it were not three in the morning i could clearly lay out and express but it is so...yeah there is this fear. what i find interesting and what struck me as i was reading through blogs before bed...what that when the fear of acceptance, beauty, and nakedness is in the process or has been over come, especially by women who are out of the perceived norm, there is a tendency to get naked often and almost in a an extreme. it's very much a fuck you i'm beautiful attitude that  comes into play. this is what intrigues me about this whole reversal...the idea of going from one extreme to another. it's hard to just hold the knowledge that "i am acceptable and loving" but it's like one needs to prove that in a visceral and tangible way. maybe it's a kin to the wallflower who suddenly finds her self with the quarter back or what-have-you and feels the need to flaunt her boyfriend because he embodies the whole of what was seen as impossible to her. those places where we have been wounded the most also can lead to over emphasis...

anyway three am brief thoughts about nakedness

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