It Took Me Decades To Unlearn Ballet's Ideal Of A Woman's Body
It Took Me Decades To Unlearn Ballet's Ideal Of A Woman's Body.Photo: 1Lynn Bessoudo. Pictures may be protected by copyright.
I remember not looking like the many blonde, thin classmates in my ballet classes. Unlike them, I did not have a prominent clavicle, nor protruding shoulder blades, nor a thigh gap. Rather, I was “chiquita” with a “pancita” — terms of endearment