Can you love yourself if you refuse to know yourself?

Last summer, I tossed pretty much everything I owned in a Marie-Kondo-style-pre-moving purge — including, but not limited to, my full length mirror. It was that over-the-door one from the College Section of Bed Bath & Beyond, and it did not spark quite enough joy to drag it to New York. My new apartment had a small bathroom mirror, but no easy way to look at my body at length.

I have had many bodies over the last 15 years. I topped out at 6’ by the time I started…

Anna Ladd

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