I Own My Body/My Self
For many, “letting” a 12-year make decisions about her hair or other body image choices is a radical idea. Let us know what you think in the comments.
· What was your first experience of owning your body?
· When do you first remember becoming a woman and discussing your sexuality?
· Do you still practice some daily hygiene routines you learned growing up? Why or why not?
· Did you have a celebration/ritual when you first began your menstrual cycle? How did that impact your relationship to your body as you matured?
Kenya Fairley has been an advocate to end domestic and sexual violence against women and girls for over 13 years. As Program Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Kenya oversees the technical assistance, training, and resource development components of the organization. She also coordinates the National Domestic Violence Awareness Project, which creates a forum for a diverse group of professional advocates from national organizations and culturally specific institutes to provide input on issues of national importance; those emerging issues and ideas are then converted into resource tools and materials for use by advocates and allies.