I hope you enjoy this beautiful guest post from Ingvild, one of our amazing Trail Blazers in the Trail Blazers’ Cafe. I am taking a week off to rest after the amazing experience of speaking at TEDx. A video of my talk is on its way, so sign up for my newsletter below to be notified as soon as it arrives. A huge thank you to Ingvild for sharing her beautiful words with us here. See you next week, darling. Grace xx
Thank you for wearing a swimsuit in public.
Thank you for not shaving your legs and showing them anyway.
Thank you for wearing glasses.
Thank you for eating that cake and feeling good about it.
Thank you for not wearing makeup. Thank you for liking yourself.
Thank you for showing your scars.
Thank you for dancing, and singing in public.
Thank you for flaunting your beautiful pale(fair) legs.
Thank you for wearing a bikini.
Thank you for wearing that silly hat you like.
Thank you for being cute in that lovely summer dress showing your pigmentation spots.
Thank you for talking openly about your asymmetrical breasts.
Thank you for every inch of pride you have about what your body can do.
Thank you for being openly enthusiastic about the things you like.
Thank you for wearing shorts even though your thighs wiggle, because that’s how I learned: I could do it to.
That’s the point.
I learn this from you.
You brilliantly flawed human beings;
Thank you for teaching me how to be one too.
Ingvild Punsvik is a 25 year old tailor and sign language interpreter, currently working freelance doing speech-to-text/written intepretation for deaf university students. She has a small farm in the Norwegian woods where she lives with her cat.
Image courtesy of State Library Queensland.