Who Owns Your Body?

Who Owns Your Body?

For the next few posts, I'll be sharing responses to the question, "Who owns your body?" These responses have come in many forms, all interesting and varied in their approaches. The first response comes from artist and professor Alyssa Garcia, in Tampa, FL.

"I am submitting a self portrait that I did in college because as I've gotten older I've realized that I didn't used to own my body and myself (and I probably still don't entirely,) but slowly I'm learning that I need to be the one who matters. I am learning every day how special every individual is, and how sad it would be for us to change ourselves to meet anyone else's requirements.

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I didn’t used to own my body

I changed a lot about who I was in college (both for good and for bad,) but I didn't know who I was and I wasn't in control of who I was- but I'm on my way to being my ideal me now, and that's what matters."

You can see more of Alyssa's work at http://www.alyssashueyart.com.

Same Harassment, Different Country

Same Harassment, Different Country