My dad use to tell me to dress respectfully so men would respect me, and I didn’t put much thought into it then.. but now, it’s like they should respect me regardless. DUH. I had a talk with some ladies and this is what came out of this. If we dress too modest we are prudes. If we dress too sexy we are for the streets, and if we dress like a tomboy our sexuality is now at stake. The way we present does not determine the way you treat us. You boys been showing y’all’s nipples for thousands of years with no backlash. Now enjoy this political statement of under boob !
Being a 5’ 10”, multicultural, multiracial, multi spiritual, bisexual shows were everything and nothing in this vast universe. The earth was here before humans and It created our bodies. And whether you believe it or do not the bodies were given to us by mother earth.
There is a specter haunting the tiktok– the specter of body shaming. The innovate and creative ways people can tear down someone who is trying to build themselves up still amazes me. Today I saw a young man on tiktok doing one of the most vulnerable things I think you can do on a social media platform. Document your body transformation. Record your rise from the fatty ashes as the phoenix of physical perfection. Or cry trying.