We touch it daily. We allow others to touch it on occasion. We put things into it and things come out of it. Some of us treat ours like temples, others treat theirs like trash receptacles. Folks, welcome to Body Week at Le Femme Flaneur.
The human form is such an amazing thing. The texture of our hair, the random lines on the palms of our hands, the contours of our figures… the chewed up fingernails, the body odor, the belly button lint. We love our bodies and we hate our bodies. Our bodies cooperate with us and our bodies fight with us. Some of us spend more time with our bodies than we do with our minds. Our interactions with our physical selves can get quite deep. (The gutter is no place for the mind…)
This week, we will begin by exploring the “trend” that has taking over the black female community – natural hair. Why did we go natural? Is going natural the best option for women with naturally kinky, curly hair? Do we have any natural hair regrets?
We’ll then head down to our mouths (again. mind. out. of. gutter.) and discuss our lives as vegetarians. Both LB and I have been veg for a few years, we did it at different times for different reasons, but we are living proof that West Africans can survive without meat. Just wanted to clear that rumor up.
Can we have a discussion about the body without mentioning self-esteem and body acceptance? We can, but why would we? We are all self-conscious about some aspect of our bodies and one way to get over our perceived flaws is to acknowledge and embrace them. In addition, LB will throw in the fitness tips, including some unconventional exercise methods…
…so put on your workout music, or not, and sweat with us, or not.
Ready for Body Week, dahlings?