Pushing the limits, testing the waters, and removing masks to reveal the authentic self, Edie shares a recent experience at a workshop that “honored the body and was clothing optional” in a new article for the Elephant Journal.
I became adept at hiding the truth of who I was so I wouldn’t evoke disapproval, which at times felt like obliteration. If friends and family could see beyond the facade I desperately gathered around me like a cloak of protection, they would know that this seemingly confident woman harbored insecurities. Who doesn’t want it to appear that they have it all together?
Body shaming and sex shaming is a multi-generational psycho-physical epidemic that wreaks havoc in relationships.