Sing the Body Artistic?

Who needs tattoos when you’ve got a growing fetus in your uterus? I think pregnancy may be the ultimate body modification technique. My body, the canvas, is dotted with new moles, swathed with darkened pigment, and striped with new stretch marks.

Is this Nature’s idea of body art?

Is this her way of preparing new mothers for a new type of life?

Are these our warrior badges?

Are these symbols of a mother’s sacrifices?

It’s hard to find the positive in these changes when society tells you that they are not beautiful. I’m trying to see them as the most personal art I will ever wear.

Posted on July 1, 2009, in Pregnancy. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. AMEN SISTA!!! and when tha kid gets older you can say…”look wat i did for YOU! thats love!” i have those too and i wear them with pride cuz labor is NO JOKE!!! you no you were there! lol. love you and hope and pray for smooth labor….didnt say easy!!…jus smooth and safe and healthy!

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