A celebration of survival and love | theunderargument.com

A celebration of survival and love

By Lisa

We are made up of many stories and identities. This is a snapshot of some of mine; it is filled with tears, anxiety, loss and trauma but is also a celebration of love and new beginnings. A circle.

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I'm here, I'm loved, I'm grateful | theunderargument.com

I'm here, I'm loved, I'm grateful

By Olivia

I've been everywhere from a size 6 to a size 20 and all in the space of 6 years. After being sexually abused as a 7-year-old, I turned to food and subsequently had a disastrous relationship with my body and myself. I spent my whole childhood trying to diet and change myself. 

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Scars are S-E-X-Y | theunderargument.com

Scars are S-E-X-Y

By Jessica B

An arching scythe mark of pale pinks, shiny nudes and rippled silver casts up from my lower tummy, falling with a surgeon's delicacy inches from my right hip. A scar so glorious and sexy, I can't be told otherwise.

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Belonging on my terms | theunderargument.com

Belonging on my terms

By Rachel G

I am a transgender woman. Back when I transitioned, the advice given to trans women who could "pass" was to hide her transness for her safety and also for her comfort. And so I hid and found myself doing so for many years. I didn't tell anyone that I was trans, not even my friends or partners.

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Life is more exciting when you don't fit in | theunderargument.com

Life is more exciting when you don't fit in

By Christine

All my life, I've never fit in. People have always underestimated my abilities, feelings and failed to recognise my resilience in difficult times.

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Motherhood redefined | theunderargument.com

Motherhood redefined

By Jessica

I have always found it hard fitting in, as in fitting into society in the way all other women have fitted in. I was always the clown, the out-spoken loud friend, the performer, the tomboy. I fleeted around and never felt settled. 

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What is sexy? | theunderargument.com

What is sexy?

By Katie

What is sexy? For me, it’s always been a difficult thing to define. And if you can’t define it, how can you be it? What is this elusive thing that we seek - both in others and ourselves - yet can’t say for sure “yes that’s it- that’s it there”?

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I am sexy, in my own right | theunderargument.com

I am sexy, in my own right

By Kate Ng

Viewing myself as a sexy and sexual human being has been a journey, especially coming from a Christian and conservative Asian family. I spent years repressing my sexual curiosity, attempting to conform to sexist expectations and learning how to hate my body for not moulding itself into the shape my society had set in stone for me.

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Weird and wonderful | theunderargument.com

Weird and wonderful

By Maddy

I was bullied pretty much my whole way through primary and senior school for being ‘different’; I hit puberty first and was ‘bigger’ and bustier than the other girls my age. I went through a series of weight gains and losses trying to cope with what I was experiencing.

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