prosthetics
Since my amputation at age 15 due to a battle with bone cancer, people still stare at me as if I am not human, as if I can't see them.
weight
Oh, were you feeling good about yourself for a minute there? The world can fix that for you.
beauty industry
confidence
Sadly, all my loud, rah-rah feminist beliefs about how we have every right to feel awesome about ourselves sort of ... mainly applies to other women.
eating disorders
I know if I never had to be skinny to pay my rent, I wouldn’t have cared one bit about my thighs.
hair
Impulsive? Yes. But now I feel true ownership of my look.
in

Nov 18, 2013 at 6:00pm | 97 comments

hair
Every time my hair is straight, I'm bombarded with, "Oh, my god, your hair looks amazing!" and, "You should wear it straight more often."
in

Oct 3, 2013 at 9:00am | 233 comments

jewelry
jezebel
bathing suits
If I'll be more confident when I'm 50 does that mean I should hold off on the cleavage tattoo reading "like a boss" I had planned?
pin up
I'm sure that in previous lifetime I was dancing in an all-night contest with a sailor on leave in New York, in a dance hall, wearing wedge heels, garters, and that swingy red dress.
in

Jun 11, 2013 at 6:00pm | 46 comments

performing
Know what I used to do for a lot of the day? Google people I was jealous of and hate myself. And then: repeat.
compliments
You look so beautiful reading this post.
in

Feb 12, 2013 at 11:00am | 151 comments

basketball
There is a great big geeky renaissance happening in the NBA right now.