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The Case of the Exposed Midriff & Other Mysteries

I have never worn a crop top (not even in the privacy and fluorescent lighting in my bathroom). For 2022, I want to feel confident in my body both physically, mentally, and everything in between. I have decided this year I want to do things that scare the shit out of me. Yes, you read that correctly. Not in a "let's go down to the haunted houses and see who pisses themselves first" kind of way, but in a "let's be vulnerable online and offline" kind of magical way. I decided that looks like wearing a crop top. In public and on my social media. Now, dear reader, you may be pondering "how is that scary? It's clothing" which is a fabulous observation; however, you are missing a very key piece of context here: I do not under any circumstance show my stomach to other people. Even when wearing bathing suits I try to find fun patterns to conceal the existence of my stomach all together. Well today I had my tummy on display. I went to the doctors, to UPS, and my favorite coffee shop with confidence and it felt great. I am proud of who I am becoming. I am grateful for the support that people are showing me. I am ecstatic to keep growing as a person. Let me know in the comments something you have done or are thinking about doing that is outside of your comfort zone!

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