Love this piece so much!! I totally related to the first part about being naked in the woods- I do and have done it both alone and with a lover. But the part about the male gaze felt like it wasn’t my thing… and yet I fantasize about it. Fantasy vs reality I suppose. But I like the idea of going to the grocery store and work on feeling good empowered by gazes vs furious. I’d certainly rather feel good than angry! I’ll have to explore this further…

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