Wabi-sabi Acceptance and Love for the Imperfect Body

Learning to feel valuable in all my imperfections

Illustrations by Kaki Okumura

My family always tried to make me feel beautiful.

Actually no, they tried to make me feel valuable.

There is a concept in Japan on aesthetics, a term that reads as “wabi-sabi” — to appreciate beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and…