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I don’t know who needs to read this, but wear the damn shorts


by Gillian Roddie
10th Jun 2021

Female legs on the pedestrian crossing.

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Gillian Roddy posted a photo of herself in her "shorts normally reserved for the privacy of the garden" because she had learnt to "learnt to give one fewer sh*t that day". The huge reaction online made her ask – what if we stopped thinking about our bodies?

I have a TV in the bedroom whose sole purpose is to operate as a slideshow for Google photos (thank you Chromecast). Every morning as I’m getting ready for the day, I watch the screen change as it fills with memories from ten years’ worth of digital photos. It’s a daily trip into nostalgia, and, as I realised very recently, a daily exercise in self flagellation. Alongside my appreciation of the fun filled faces of...

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