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"Still Learning": a Poem by @francescacastorr

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Still learning


At six I learned to hate my nose

Flat, and not pronounced enough


At 11 I learned to hate my height

Too tall for the boys, too lanky for the girls


At 16 I learned to hate my body

Constantly reminded of how “really skinny” it was, always said with disgust


At 21 I learned to hate my body even more

Nurturing it with junk food


At 22 I learned that something needed to change

I hated how I felt


Slow and steady, I learned

To love all the things I hated and fully embrace them


At 28 I’m still learning, still loving;

still teaching myself to love all the parts of me

That were once seen in disgust


-Chesca

@francescacastorr

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