A love letter to my body


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You’ve carried me across black sand beaches and timeworn glaciers.

You are strong and yet delicate.

You cast a shadow that cannot be ignored.

You’ve held the weight of all the emotions I couldn’t bear to feel.

You grow and shrink as you need to.

You unapologetically bear scars and stretch marks and cellulite.

Your eyes are sunflowers.

You are speckled and freckled.

You withheld breath until I learned to rest.

You are capable of feeling earth-shattering pleasure and pain.

You wear the ink so well.

You are the map to my soul.



Kelsie McWilliams

she/her. A writer and editor who loves dogs. Exvangelical. I read and write about trauma of all varieties because there is hope and healing in this world.