This is Meeka and you’re listening to The Rebellious Pen on SoundCloud, a home for literary rebels, the strange and unusual, the revolutionaries with pens, and the librarians that support us. It’s also a literary podcast featuring original works and interviews with fellow authors whose works are thought-provoking, imaginative, and goes against the status quo. Welcome.
Question—have you ever been in love?
I’m not referring to the romantic, Cinderella, Pretty Woman types of fairy tales. The love I’m speaking of involves falling head over heels with your very own body. I just discovered this level of self-love after I began working with my nutritionist. I sought her out after I found out that I was well over 200 pounds. The number triggered a panic attack, so I immediately made an appointment to “lose weight.” What ended up happening, however, is me questioning my ideologies pertaining to weight loss, my history with food, and the relationship with my body.