As many do, even though I have a fully functional body, I have struggled lifelong with my appearance and receive a pretty continual mind signal to my body that it looks a lot worse than it actually does.  My entire life is structured (subconsciously?) so that I avoid visibility.  Even though I have done public speaking, I am happiest when not seen by others.  The fact I could truly be content to wear a burlap sack probably speaks to my self-esteem or my priorities, or both.

So when I ran across two powerful stories that remind me of the blessings of inhabiting a fully functional body and societal selectivity around appearances, I thought I’d share them here.

Disruptive technology at its best that could serve millions of people:


We are all more than our appearances.  Who is the judge and jury of them?

A country’s best athlete can’t get brand sponsorship to compete at level she has earned



About Erin W

A sensitive plant, bamboo strong.
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