Monday, March 3, 2008

Proud to be a Body Warrior

"A better self-image doesn't pay the rent or cook supper or prevent nuclear war. Feeling better about ourselves doesn't change the world by itself, but it can give us energy to do what we want and to work for change. " - From on Body Image

This week I'm very proud to be featured as a Body Warrior on the Hijas Americanas blog. Blogger and Author Rosie Molinary wrote Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina.

While I haven't grown up Latina, I've certainly thought a lot about my body and have, at times, struggled with self-acceptance. Becoming a triathlete and focusing my attention on issues greater than myself have been my antidotes.