Author: Jessi Kneeland

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{#TransparentTuesday} Life is hard.

  The more people I work with, the more I’m convinced of one fundamental truth: Being a human is sad, and lonely, and deeply painful. Before I started working with clients on the stories of their lives and bodies, I assumed that only people who were raised a certain (wrong) way, neglected, or traumatised would...


{#transparenttuesday} Who is oppressing women?

I recently opened up a discussion (on Instagram of course) about lesbians, the male gaze, and the male gaze’s subsequent female objectification and beauty standards. I figured maybe women who aren’t attracted to men might worry less about looking “hot,” since the whole women-as-beautiful-sex-objects thing was made by and for men, right? That’s how it...


{#TransparentTuesday} hotness versus pleasure

What if you had to choose between being hot, or experiencing pleasure? I’ve been toying with this question lately, as a thought experiment. Hypothetically, if you had to choose between looking hot (that is, being considered hot by society’s standards) and being embodied (that is, connecting to your body’s sensory pleasure), which would you choose?...