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Human Parts
A publication from Medium about humanity: yours, mine, and ours.

Self Love

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It’s been a rough year. Infuse your calendar with things you can look forward to.

All illustrations and photos by Sophie Lucido Johnson.


This Is Us

Ready for love, for adoration, for euphoria

Self-Portrait. September, 2020.


And how to start changing it

Photo: Anthony Tran/Unsplash


You’ll never do it ‘right’ — because right doesn’t exist

Photo: Tetra Images/Getty Images


‘I’m less attracted to you since you’ve gained weight,’ he says, and I say, ‘Fuck you.’

Photo: Maud Gueritey/EyeEm/Getty Images


My nontraditional romance taught me how to put myself first

Photo by Saad on Unsplash


In the last decade, I’ve come out hundreds — if not thousands — of times

Photo by Elvin Ruiz on Unsplash


Those women in the magazines did a job on my head — after all, I was one of them

My sordid past, as captured in Oxygen magazine, 2003–2004


Praise Her

Call forth Oshun’s energy for self-love and abundance

Illustration: Geneva Bowers


In a culture where beauty standards are clearly defined, how do you make peace with falling short?

Photo: Jin Il Lee / EyeEm / Getty Images

Human Parts

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