Lynn Sweeting of Womanish Words has a beautiful post up, a letter to her body written on her 45th birthday:
I am sorry for agreeing to hate you like others did, I abandoned you for those years, i cursed you under drunken breath, i wept over you like roadkill, but you remained like a good friend until i recovered, like any best friend would. please forgive me my ingratitude, beloved friend….
Dear Body, this letter of thanks to you is also dedicated to the millions of Earth women whose bodies are under attack at the time of this writing. We are no into another Dark Age of male centered, woman hating, religious hysteria that always begins with the colonisation and brutalization of women’s bodies. It is a spell cast for their emancipation as well as my own. This letter is also written for the sake of all the Island Women out there who struggle to grow, protect and defend their bodies every day. Women, love your bodies, claim ownership of them, befriend them, don’t let gods or men colonize them, celebrate them for the beauty, muscle and guts that they are. This is the most powerfiul revolutionary action you can take in the effort to emancipate yourselves from patriarchy. And the most fun.
So beautiful! Read the whole thing.