Human Parts
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Human Parts

THIS IS US

Ending the War With My Body

When surrender means you’ve won

A woman standing on a bench in a park, surrounded by tulips
Photo courtesy of the author

It’s been two years since my last doctor’s appointment. At that visit our discussion was shrouded by social distancing and early motherhood. It was a time when I desperately begged for closeness and the world replied with a stern and final, “No.” My days were held together with a matching pair of bookends, tiredness, and…

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Tiina Treasure, LCSW

Tiina Treasure, LCSW

Therapist/Writer in Brooklyn. Helping creative types get through life’s murkier moments @ tiinatreasure.com