"We’re doing healing work, and if you have the calling to do healing work, it can also kind of be healing for yourself," one of the artists said of their efforts.
“Whether you believe this or not, I gave birth to my baby.”
These scars act as badges of honor and signs of strength and survival.
After ten sessions I can honestly say that I am glad that I tried Myofascial Release - I can feel my body moving differently when I walk, run, ride my bike or practice yoga and there is much less discomfort in my legs.
I wore bandages from head to toe until I was 24.
Emily Goddard's "When Death Leaves His Mark" celebrates body diversity and shatters stigma.
Sometimes it's enough to know that you did the best you could with what you had, you'd do it again if you had to (with a few minor adjustments) and you're truly proud of that person staring back at you in the mirror. And that you have no regrets.
Joy is different than happiness although they are closely related. Joy contains an aspect of happiness, but it is deeper rooted, rooted in the good earthy, visceral goodness that is available to all of us despite tragedy and pain.
“I want my walk to be proof, that no matter what the world defines as beautiful, I define me.”
I know -- intellectually -- that I am a good person. But the disorder skews this perception, making everything about the shame of my outer appearance. How can I be a good person when I do this to myself?
We've all heard it... it doesn't matter what you look like on the outside...It's what's on the inside that counts. I'm sure
I took this picture on my own, with tears streaming down my face because I finally realized how beautiful a scar, my scar, could be.
I have always risen above my circumstances and my leg has never stopped me from pursuing my dreams, it may have slowed me down but never took my hope away.