Mind the (thigh) gap

My beautiful thighs do not look like these beautiful thighs.

‘Legs are supposed to start by touching lightly at the crotch’, she said, ‘then there should be a space…then they should touch at the knee again, then there should be another space, then they should touch at the calves, and separate at the ankles’ she concluded, all the while tracing out her words in the air as she spoke.

So why does it bother some women as such? Just why?

What brought us to this stage?

Your body structure was ordained by God, blessed by your heritage, transcribed from your genes, and here you are!



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Dr. Furaha Asani

Migrant. Postdoctoral researcher. Teacher. Mental Health Advocate. Writer. Professional in the streets, loud on the sheets of paper.