Today is week 51 of #TWmemorymondays // #tiffanywongartmas edition!
TWO more weeks of memory mondays! SO CRAZY. This memorymondays/tiffanywongartmas features a memorymonday post from July - week 29. Read it HERE.
This memory Monday was significant for me, because it was part of my process: seeing that accepting my body was crucial in accepting myself as a Chinese American woman. My struggle with body image is NOT separate from being free from racial shame. It is NOT separate from loving others - in fact, it’s absolutely crucial.
I think there is this sense that it’s self indulgent to love yourself or accept your worth. Or if you do, you won’t have motivation to be healthier or to improve. What a lie! That’s how capitalism and our white supremest society gets us to spend money on our insecurities (that they set in place).
Putting the practice of accepting and thanking my body (which is always in flux) has been key to my growth this year. I will be sharing more commitments and practical tips as tiffanywongartmas progresses!
#TWmemorymondays: A painting inspired by a memory every Monday of 2018. Connecting abstract art to real life. Week 51/53. 'Body' / 8x8 in / mixed media on paper