All posts tagged: ramblings

Your Body, Their Benefit

The female form deserves to be celebrated, liberated, and enjoyed. My body is my choice, and I will live in my skin freely. However, I refused to be reduced to a sexual object because of the curves I carry. Sexual Objectification occurs when a woman’s body or body parts are singled out and separated from her as a person and she is viewed primarily as a physical object of male sexual desire (Bartky, 1990). Social media plays a huge part in college social life, several accounts have popped up dedicated solely to the booze filled, hazy days of college. Many of these accounts feature girl submitted branded “nudes”, meant to promote their company through bikini bodied babes. Companies like Old Row, Top Tier, Raging Mammoth, and Barstool Sports count on girls stripping down to bring up their bottom line. These companies are setting a dangerous precedent for young women and young men alike. The young men running these companies, are continuing to nod to the all too prevalent idea that women are only as valuable …

Moments.

  Sometimes, for no good reason at all, my world goes grey. I fall into myself, losing site of the things right in front of me. I so helplessly watch as I keep tumbling down this path I didn’t even chose to take, wondering when again I will see the light of day. Sometimes it’s minutes, sometimes it’s months. As I now am embarking on this long overdue journey towards recovery, I realize I am not as helpless as I once thought. In fact, I know now that the power lies in my hands, that I have the ability to dig my way out of this pit. Where I once saw a patch of weeds, I now see a garden. Today, I saw my world beginning to fade. I sat on my bed, laptop blaring, scrolling through my phone, but not hearing or seeing a word of any of it. I caught myself. I fought the urge to go to bed at 7pm and give it my best shot tomorrow, but why should my happiness wait …