A Thoughtful Poem About Body Image

A poem by Hollie Holden has caught my attention:

Today I asked my body what she needed,

Which is a big deal.

Considering my journey of 

Not Really Asking That Much.

I thought she might need water

Or protein

Or greens

Or yoga

Or supplements

Or movement.

But as I stood in the shower

Reflecting on her stretch marks,

Her roundness where I would like flatness,

Her softness where I would like firmness,

All those conditioned wishes

That form a bundle of 


She whispered very gently:

Could you just love me like this?

– Hollie Holden

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4 thoughts on “A Thoughtful Poem About Body Image”

  1. Could you just love me like thus! How beautiful!!! Thank you! This is so powerful and not just for body image … unconditional love!🥹🙏


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