Me My Body I by Sarah Jane Adams

When Ari asked me to write a piece on my body image, my immediate response was; Hmm, That’s not something I’ve ever thought about. My body is a vehicle, for me. The image is an illusion, it is not me. The image is open to interpretation, judgement, praise and criticism. I am very clear on that, which is why I don’t react to comments like ‘she looks good/bad (insert your own comment) often with the follow-up, ‘for her age’. Inside I am ageless. Here and now, I am within this particular vessel, my body. So, with gratitude, grace and acceptance, I intend to look after it, challenge it, stretch it, explore with it, to it’s maximum potential. Not simply for the body. For ME. – Sarah Jane Adams, 61