Hi there, so happy to be in this cozy space, yesterday I was talking with someone from this community about my body story. After checked the page I wanted to share something about me. But I think it's so long and sometimes really painful. Ok, here I go. As a girl I was attacked on the streets, the first time was when I was 7 years old, unfortunately it was not a single time, women can suffer too many things at the streets. I lived in south America where violence and harassment against women is terrible. I do not want to detail all the things that I lived, because I want to connect that experiences with my story and my relationship with my body. But there are words that appear: kid. bad men. streets. touching me. teenager. Attempted rape. pain. forgetting those events. hiding myself. etc. etc. I never related the things that happened to me with my body issues. I forgot it for so many years. I don't know where I put those memories but I never remember any of those experiences until I have 30 years old. I spoke up and realize how many pain I had in me, or the decisions that I made are related with that. For me, the world was so mean, and that was the reason that I should hide and eat, and damage myself, because I thought in that time that I didn't deserve anything good. I remember that when I was a teenager, I used a lot of clothes, hidden myself, hidden my body, eating a lot, suffered of eating disorders, depression, choosing bad relationships, etc. etc. That was a circle of negativity in my life. I felt I deserve that, I did not love myself at all. But we always have one moment in our lives, or more than one, I was so tired of that situation, the last relationship that I had in that moment was the worst. But now I think everything has a reason, that was the moment that I told me: it´s enough. I decided to begin a transformational coaching process. I think that was the moment when I began a different journey, it wasn't easy, but absolutely worth it. Little by little, day by day, struggling with me, with my beliefs, becoming to be aware what were my habits, the decisions that I used to choose. If you ask me right now, How was it? I can tell you that there were some many years of looking inside, awakening, discovering, really good days and some bad days too. I began to accept my body, by connecting with it in a different way, engaging with what I felt, accepting my imperfections, different emotions, because that lives in me. I began to see my beauty and that was amazing, people connected with my power, and was incredible, people believe in me and that was for me: Oh my god!! I think it´s really hard when people believe in you, and you don't, that was a huge learning for me. But as I always said, it's a journey, we need to work it everyday. I found coaching, corporal coaching, Theater, Yoga, meditation, movement. That's why for me my journey, it's a body journey. In this last 2 years I fall in love with Yoga, I added this practice to my daily life, and it's amazing, is the integration of all the disciplines for my intention of self love. I think I will define in those words my journey: Practice of Self-Love. Thank you so much for reading, I hope it resonates with you.