(Defected) Viva La Vulva T-Shirt
- In stock, ready to ship
- Inventory on the way
- This is a graveyard (defect) item - Not up to our quality standards.
- Defects include but are not limited to shirt quality, print mishaps, and customer returns that did not meet our quality standards and must be washed before wearing..
- Pricing is reduced accordingly.
- Model one is wearing a size small in the length "standard" (tucked in).
- 100% soft cotton.
- Water-based ink.
- Machine wash cold. No bleach or stain remover. Lay flat to dry.
I didn’t always love my body, in fact there are days when I still don’t. Sometimes I catch myself looking in the mirror, sucking in, pushing my ass out, stretching my hands up towards the sky and bending back down - All to examine what angles I still look too “fat” in.
I can’t remember exactly how this behaviour started - It was a slow build. Comments from others, sometimes even family members not just bullies at school, about my body created a mountain of judgements that were too high for me to climb. So 13 year old me created a plan - I would lose as much weight as fast as I possibly could.
I started with exercise, but it wasn’t enough. So I graduated to wearing plastic garbage bags under my clothes and going for a run to maximize the amount I could sweat. But it still wasn’t enough, so I pushed harder.
I limited the things I ate, the times I ate at and some days not eating at all. At this point, my body started to slim down, very quickly. The thinner I became, the more positive comments people had about my body. I could feel peoples new opinions taking over the mountain of insecurity I once had.
But, there was a teetering point. I started to loose too much weight and my stomach pains were no longer bearable. Pills, antibiotics and tests quickly lead down a path of surgery where they removed my gall bladder. While the issues may have been separate (I’m not sure), I can’t help but think they were related.
Recovery looks different for everyone. I have spells of eating too much and spells of not eating enough, but the gaps between them are getting smaller. I exercise with a healthier mindset and when I am not, I am sure to let someone know. Sometimes, healing requires a village.
While meal-times, workout sessions and getting un-dressed can still present an inner battle of not enough-ness, with time and practices of vulnerability, honesty and self-love inner transformation is truly possible. If this is something you struggle with, know that it takes time. Absorb the love others offer you, and soak in times of self-compassion - Eventually, these words will lose their power over you.
Pricing is reduced according to extent of defect. Defects can range from print clarity or mishaps, missing logos (front or back), design malfunctions, fabric quality or threading issues, stains / ink speckles and more.
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