Human Parts
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Human Parts

When Beautiful Is the Only Thing Worth Being

My perfectionism had informed every aspect of my life, but none more so than my desire to be beautiful

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“Hey, beautiful.” He barely paused to let his greeting land on me.

I was standing in a train station vestibule, exhausted—emotionally and physically. I had just completed a grueling train ride…

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June Beaux

June Beaux

I write about death, relationships, family, and grief.

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