this piece was constructed from notes people left at the BODIES launch party. some are where we feel at home in our body, some are thing we like about our body, some are how connected we feel to our body. all are words. because it’s the words that connect us. it’s your words that connect us. you gave us your words and here we give them back to you. separately your words mean something. together, they mean something else.
creativity. connection. collaboration.
do you feel connected to your body?
Sometimes, depends on my mood
I think so! We get along.
Yes, but my knees hurt
Yes! It is a journey though, but our body us. the one thing we
have unconditionally, so to be connected is to live!
I FEEL LIKE I’M RENTING IT
Yes and no, it fluctuates
Yes but almost too connected
DANCING/ SWEATY. NO MAKEUP LEFT.
Now I do
The last time I felt connected to my body, I was on shrooms.
When I’m hugging my friends,
or laughing I am most connected to myself
When I take time for myself I do
I do, but that is something I am in the process of making stronger
No – I have derealisation
Yes and no.
I feel awkward yet traditionally pretty in dresses.
But always confident
I’m learning to be by withholding expectations
At times when I’m meditating / moving
I’m trying. I respect my body!
Yes, but sometimes that’s the hardest part
Depends where I am in my menstrual cycle
when I’m having a wank
when do you feel at home in your body?
When I look fit
When I’m wearing a slaayy outfit!
When I’m watching TV
When it’s Bath Time!!!
In the hot shower
When it exists freely without judgment, surrounded by people I love.
When I’m swimming in the sea.
In baggy clothes
On top baby!
When I’m dressed in my clothes, or during sex lol
In the gym
When I’m dancing
T-shirt on, knickers off
In the Club!
When I’m in the bath
When I dance
When I feel confident
In the bath
When I’m in my bed.
In a great outfit
When hugging someone else <3
In baggy tracksuit bottoms and a hoodie
After 12 hours sleep
When I’m running
When I’m dancing
In my bed wrapped up like a caterpillar
In my pjs <3
When I’m in the shower.
Just me and my body appreciating each other for 20mins or so
When I’m in cosy clothes
In my oodie
When I’m on a family hike
In fresh sheets
When I’m laughing
When I’m tanned and naked
In the shower
what do you love about your body?
The crease between my thigh and my crotch
How strong I can be
I sometimes vibe with my forehead
My hair / curls the 2nd day after washing it
I love my body for carrying me through the world,
a vessel for emotion
How it’s with me through whatever
– a constant
I quite like my tits lol
+ my nose and eyes
It is strong and healthy
That it’s unique to me!
My mind (brain)
That I can dance
I love my decolletage
Peach fuzz <3
My belly piercing made me love
How it looks after me