doctors
OR: A brief history of why I hated doctors for so long, and why I finally stopped.
swimsuits
None of us is bulletproof. We all have our private moments of body shame. What made this effort meaningful is the fact that we pushed through all those anxieties to do it.
feelings
The truth is, we need one another, especially when our lives are complicated and difficult. Why make things harder by being needlessly cruel?
mysteries
I had a great-grandmother named Lillian Violet. She died 10 years before I was born, and all I know of her personally comes from what little my father remembers. But I have these pictures.
in

Jun 30, 2014 at 9:00am | 45 comments

robin thicke
gardening
bags
ALL the floral backpacks, in fact.
in

Jun 9, 2014 at 9:00am | 60 comments

body politics
Maybe I’ve personally reached a point where, forced to choose, I prefer rudeness to disingenuousness -- although I’d really prefer neither. At least when someone calls me a fatass, it’s sincere.
in

Jun 5, 2014 at 11:00am | 385 comments

jeans
Finally, I had jeans I could wear. All my friends had jeans, and now I did, too. I could even tuck in my shirt. It was a revolution in my desperate-to-belong soul.
in

Jun 2, 2014 at 9:00am | 128 comments

fat
“Nobody wants to see that,” says every insulting commenter ever.