I had some pictures from a while back and I don’t know this seemed like the right thing to do with them.
There was a point where John Callen and William Kircher actually glided over one of the safety ropes and started drifting slowly away downriver. They were stuck in the barrels unable to do a thing. They just sat there with helpless looks on their faces drifting off into the distance.
I was talking to my brother about women’s attitudes towards their bodies, especially regarding weight/fat, and when he said “most guys don’t notice/care about that kind of thing,” I tried to explain why it was a lot more complicated than that. I ended up telling this story.
Body image is something that’s so hard to talk about, and it’s hard to express body positivity without sounding cheesy, false, or overly simplistic. But I’m gonna try. This is only my own experience, and it didn’t magically cure me of all my body image issues - but it was a major turning point for me nonetheless.