“I mean there were times when I could say, ‘Oh my wedding, I felt pretty.’ Or, you know, I went on a date and I looked in the mirror and I was pretty. Or, after I had sex I felt pretty. Or, after I had my babies, I felt really good about myself as a woman because I had had these babies. But there were always these caveats of, ‘Well, but…’
“I think the last time I felt beautiful without any other caveats was when I was 12. Um, I believe, yes, this must have been 1974.”
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