My Daughter Told Me She Hates Her Legs

This day came much sooner than I expected

Estrella Ramirez
May 9 · 5 min read

Mom, I hate my legs.

What do you say to that?

Ah yes. Frail. Feminine. With a hint of delicate collar bones.

“Sorry, kid. Looks like you got the [insert my mother’s maiden name] shape.”

The words we use matter

A curvy body in the early 2000s was a fashion faux-pas.

Rewriting the Narrative

The Virago

Women who write about surviving and thriving while being female

Estrella Ramirez

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Coffee Fanatic with a Dramatic Inner Dialogue | Poet and Historical Fiction Enthusiast — Keep In Touch ramirez.estrella9020@gmail.com

The Virago

We are a community of strong women who share our personal stories about how we’ve survived and thrived in our lives. We share our messages to heal and help others learn from our experiences

Estrella Ramirez

Written by

Coffee Fanatic with a Dramatic Inner Dialogue | Poet and Historical Fiction Enthusiast — Keep In Touch ramirez.estrella9020@gmail.com

The Virago

We are a community of strong women who share our personal stories about how we’ve survived and thrived in our lives. We share our messages to heal and help others learn from our experiences

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