Carmen Rene Column
“We are not born hating our bodies, we are taught to.”
“Equality is one step down from privilege.” — unknown source
I wish I could walk around with a sign that says “I have lymphedema, stop staring at my legs!” The back would read, “Google it.”
“When people look at my body and be like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so brave,’ it’s like, ‘No, I’m not. I’m just fine. I’m just me. I’m just sexy. If you saw Anne Hathaway in a bikini on a billboard, you wouldn’t call her brave. I just think there’s a double standard when it comes to women.” — Lizzo, in Glamour
Welcome to Eat the Cake Too with Carmen Rene … that’s me! I’m a body acceptance advocate, lymphedema warrior, model, speaker and social media influencer. I’ll be joining you every month here at Curvicality.