I watched a Dear Alyne video this week called, “Am I Fat”. The next thing I knew, a dam broke inside of me.
This video is about way more than body image issues for me because I am in a season of deep reflection on my life as I know it.
I am black.
I am black and female.
I am black, female and married.
I am black, female, married and educated.
I am black, female, married, educated and Christian.
I am black, female, married, educated, Christian and American.
I have an eating disorder.
I battle depression and have done so the overwhelming majority of my life.
I am a cancer survivor.
I am a divorcée.
I am a daughter, sister, friend, aunt, cousin…
aspiring chef, writer, world changer…
I am all these things and more and that’s okay.
I embrace all that I am and I recommit to loving myself every single day.
Marta C. Youngblood is a writer, education and social entrepreneur based in Hot Springs, Arkansas. For more information on her current projects visit https://about.me/MCyoungblood.