Amber Carpenter, “Bodies Are Not Meant To”

The human body is a fragile, precious entity. The human body is assigned at birth, it is not a choice. Care for it—you try—but sometimes you are stripped of such freedoms. Sometimes it is a stranger that controls your body, as if it were a dead thing—a commodity. Amber Carpenter’s piece "Bodies are not meant to" calls attention to this brutal truth. I believe Carpenter does something incredibly valuable in her piece: she reminds us that bodies are real, that bodies are alive, and there are things that bodies simply were never meant to do. Love your body, love your neighbor's body, and remember everyone has a right to their body.