My Husband Gifted Me a Crop Top

How a minuscule piece of clothing smashed my body image misogyny

Photo by Victor Hughes on Unsplash

It seemed innocent. A neatly folded piece of lilac fabric surrounded by shreds of wrapping paper. I looked up at my husband and smiled. His love language was gifts of love, and he always selected his presents thoughtfully.

But when I held up the shirt, half of it was missing. It wasn’t quite a sports bra, but it wasn’t…



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Mia Hayes

40-something who 💯 doesn’t have it all figured out, but long story short, I survived. Love big. Love hard. Love you.