Badassery Magazine Issue 7 December - Page 18

7 LIBERATING THINGS TO DO NAKED by Magda Ayuk Disclaimer: Self-love isn’t easy for anyone, but in a world that tells us that certain people/bodies/ lives matter more, body shaming disproportionately affects those who don’t fit society’s “ideal” archetype of thin, cis, white and non-disabled. Nevertheless, I do hope everyone can gain something from these words. spent, right? You start taking off your clothes, and suddenly your attention shifts to your nonexistent breasts and your love handles. That good feeling you had a few moments ago? A distant memory, like the diluted cocktail you had after supper. Some bartenders are comedians, I tell you. You look at yourself in the mirror at the end of the night, and you nod—great outfit! Your mascara’s a little smudged, but hey, it’s evidence of a day well 17 TRUTH: We need to spend more time naked. How can we love something we hardly ever see? Long distance doesn’t work when it comes to your body.