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the wounded vs. self love -a code of conduct

As a young woman I wanted more than anything in the world to become a professional ballerina. I was too short and volumptuos to be considered for this.  As a young woman I learned to compare my body to others. My thoughts were constantly measuring my worth in external ways. I loathed my petiteness and everywhere I went people commented on how cute and tiny I was.  I hated these compliments, I felt they were both teasing me and demeaning me like I was an adorable piece of dollhouse furniture.