I am completely and utterly overwhelmed by the response I’ve gotten from “The body I have.”
On the one hand, I keep checking my stats with ever-widening eyes and a grin that I can’t quite get rid of. “People…are actually reading what I wrote? They like what I had to say?”
Then my introversion comes out, and I think, “I’ll just hide under a rock for a while until they all go away.”
And then my depression and anxiety kicks into high gear, like it has right now, and I frantically feel like I’m a fake and everyone will hate me if I’m discovered — until someone brings me back to planet earth with a reminder like this:
And now I can breathe a little easier.
Why did I write that piece in the first place?
I’ve been asking myself that a lot.
I think it boils down to me being sick of our culture.