Meagan

Tending Your Garden

How can we celebrate our breasts? Celebrate the breasts, you ask? We say YES!

The breasts are far more mysterious and complex than society has led us to believe. What we hear from the media is that our breasts’ are only special if they’re sexual.

The truth is, our breasts link us to our hearts. That makes them special.

Reclaiming Our Breasts

The media, and our culture, want to define breasts very narrowly—as sexy, as sick, or as a source for milk.

The truth is our breasts are ours to define and they represent the promise of the wonderful experience of being a woman.

Breast Care and the Sensual Self

So often, adults assume that girls’ breasts are sexual breasts.

Not true! The breasts and nipples of teens aren’t as sensitive as those of an adult. Puberty is a great time for girls to begin caring for and exploring the body’s landscape.

What is breast wisdom?

Is it simply mammalian intelligence inherited through strands of DNA? Or is it an urge to love, and to feel the love of others? Is it courage?

Spring

My breasts once defined and dictated the relationship I had with my body. They established the general attitude (resignation) on the ‘home front,’ and set the stage for how I held awareness for other areas of my body. I am sad that I was not taught to feel delight in my breasts which I believe are the gateway for our relationship with our bodies, with our menstrual cycles, our smells, even our sense of self.