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Fourth Wave

I Wish I Could Choose Not To Care How I Look

Respectability Politics means I don’t have that choice

Image taken from Sonya Renee Taylor’s website, thebodyisnotanapology.com

When I was young, I didn’t care what I looked like. Why should I? At thirteen, boys had already begun to stare, whether I liked it or not. I had friends I could talk politics with, I made excellent grades at my fancy liberal arts high school, I rode horses and wrote poems and dreamed of the day I…

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Rivka Wolf

Rivka Wolf

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I’m the little girl who lived down the lane. Much appreciation to David Lynch. This generation of little girls are speaking for ourselves.