Monocycle: Episode 33
Body Image
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This episode of Monocycle is indeed, as the title would have you believe, about body image. Because all of us have pictures in our heads of what bodies look like (“good ones” or “bad ones”) and what ours do or don’t or should look like. It may change depending on the day, our mood and surrounding mirrors, with the seasons, with clothes or in different social situations, but it’s there.

Leandra’s been experimenting with a meditative approach to body image — a sort of mantra-like way of keeping the good vibes alive so that when you look down and see your thighs spreading out, or your rolls really going to town, or your cellulite pucker or your nail beds sucking — you’re more inclined to go to a place of positivity. And sometimes it’s a fake-it-until-you-make-it situation. But maybe there’s times where a little white lie is okay.

It certainly doesn’t hurt to tell your lumps, bumps and muscles you love them. After all, they’re part of you.

Monocycle is edited by Nicholas Quazzy Alexander; Logo illustration by Kelly Shami; photograph by Leandra Medine via @manrepeller

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