Loving a Broken Body

Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about how I reached a point of acceptance and love for my body that doesn’t work the way that it is supposed to. The first thing that I want to say is that I understand there are many people that take offense to the idea of a person with disability or chronic illness having a broken body. I am not talking about their body. I am speaking only about my body and my personal experience.

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Background is a cork board covered in sticky notes. There is a pig wearing a zebra hoodie that has sticky notes stuck all over him. Text at the top of the picture reads: Forget the labels. “You are amazing just the way you are!”


1. Matter,  as distinct from mind and spirit, is a broad word that applies to anything perceived, or known to be occupying space: solid matter; gaseous matter.
2. to be of importance; signify


It is interesting that we use the same word to identify that something has substance and that it has meaning. Inherent in our language is the suggested value that all things that exist have meaning. This single shared meaning, suggesting that simply existing equates with holding meaning and thus, having value.

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