I was really late to the podcast game, and I mean really late. I didn’t start listening to podcasts until about two and half years ago. But now that I’m hip to what all the cool kids seem to be doing, I can’t get enough of them.
Now that I’m working a more full-time schedule as a trainer, I’m dancing less in the club and picking up more gigs after a bit of a break from burlesque. I work in three industries that center around the body in some way. Because of this I’ve been thinking a lot about body image over the past couple months. But mostly, the drastically different ways both burlesque and stripping have impacted my body image.
What we eat and how we feel are directly related. Think about the last time you ate that extra serving of desert, devoured the snack table at a party or had those 4am drunken Cheetos. How did you feel the next day? I’m guessing not so great.
*Warning this post contains triggering content*
As you may have gathered from the title and trigger warning, this post isn’t about fitness. It’s about Self-Injury. When I discovered March 1st is Self-Injury Awareness Day, I knew this was a post I wanted/needed to write. I am or I maybe I should say I was a Self-Injurer for a large part of my adolescence and even into my adult years.