When I was being bullied as The Fat Kid, there was a part of me that would have leapt at the chance to erase my body and replace it with a different one. But there was also a part of me that deeply resented the suggestion that I should have to change myself to fit in.

Jan 7, 2014 at 3:00pm | 216 comments

plastic surgery
Piercing my nose at 30 to cure my insecurities -- good idea, or awful? YOU DECIDE!
I visited a plastic surgeon's office. It didn't end well.

Apr 19, 2012 at 9:00am | 229 comments

being a good friend
When a friend started talking about getting a nose job, I felt like a hypocrite. Despite all my championing of choices, I wanted to talk her out of it.