About Whitney Sweethttp://fatwomenare.wordpress.comBio: Whitney Sweet is a poet and writer of fiction. Her work has been included in A&U Magazine, as well as Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers anthology. She is the winner of the 2014 Judith Eve Gewurtz Memorial Poetry Award. Her poetry will be included in the forthcoming Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology (October 2018) and essays can be read in the Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New and Beginner Poets (2019) She is the creator and editor of T.R.O.U. Lit. Mag, a literary magazine dedicated to love and diversity. Whitney holds an MA in Communication and Culture from York University, as well as a BA in Creative Writing and English. When she isn’t writing you might find her laughing with her husband, napping, knitting, cooking, or petting her dogs.
3 thoughts on “Stretch Marks”
I hate my stretch marks and scars on my body.
When I was pregnant that’s a lot of what I heard from other women. Ways to make sure you didn’t get the horrifying “stretch marks” on your stomach. People talked about them like they were the worst things in the world. Never mind that you are giving birth to a living breathing human being…you should be worried about stretch marks on top of everything g else.
This can be interpreted to anyone’s physical “imperfections,” psychological disorders, etc. This is me with my acne. I bear it, I go through my days with it. It’s there whether I want it to be there or not. Everyone has their own story.