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.