Thank you writing so perfectly about the struggle between ourselves, the voice in our head that is cruel to us, and the other part of ourselves that hears that and is hurt. As someone with an eating disorder, my body image being poor is pretty much a given. This made feel better today. Yesterday, in group therapy, we were talking about dialectics. Two opposing things being true at the same time. We focused on this one: You can both feel beautiful and love your body and still want to change it. That one was a good one for me to hear as an overweight woman. Thank you again for your awesome piece.