Cover Image by Michelle Wingard
- The thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal.
- Providing physical ease and relaxation.
- A warm quilt.
Skin the largest organ of the body one that covers every part of me from my head to my toes that tells the story of who I am the scratches on my arms and legs from a kitten that often confuses me with a climbing pole, scars on my elbow from one too many homemade obstacle courses, freckles that splash my nose and a little mole on my chin (that my mother always called a beauty mark) my skin. the part of me that is constantly under the watchful eye of stranger and friend. the part of me that I can’t hide even though sometimes I wish I could hide that muffin top that peeps over the pair of jeans I daily convince myself still fit me, hide my persistently red face or chubby cheeks, hide any imperfection because once the outside of me isn’t perfect, they might realize the inside isn’t either. this is my wish “to be comfortable in my own skin” Not the skin I try and squeeze into, Not the skin I pine and long for because it holds some great superiority over my own. to be comfortable in my frizzy hair, to be comfortable with my chubby arms, to be comfortable knowing that I don’t weigh 120 pounds and I probably never will. this is my wish. to find a home comfort relaxation peace a warm quilt right here in my own skin. ~Michelle Wingard