There is this weird tip-toe thin people (especially liberals) do around the word "fat". They use words like, "heavy", "bigger", and the like. They're terrified of uttering it, except in a low voice, with eyes cast down just slightly, hands draped over drinks with other thin friends on a Moms Night Out. They do this … Continue reading Dear Thin People: “Fat” Is Not A Slur
In 2014 I set up my first Instagram account. Instagram had finally created an Android version and I downloaded it as soon as I could. I was thrilled with this wild, new world of social media before me. An entire app fueled by photos was exciting for me. Within Instagram I saw the potential to … Continue reading Why I Left Instagram (And Maybe You Should Too)
"I am not a perfect pumpkin...and I have never tried to be." A body-positive poem about being imperfect.
Two months ago I received the news that I have Type 2 Diabetes. For me it was shocking news. I was already on a high dosage of Metformin for my PCOS, but still, my A1C came back and it was not good. After hearing this news I went into a little emotional tailspin. As much … Continue reading Two Months As A Diabetic
The love ran out a bit this week. A small crack had worked its way into the foundation and over time it wore away the veneer and the strength. Eventually a trickle came and then suddenly a flood of love poured out of my vessel, leaving me all but empty. I have learned to love … Continue reading When The Love Runs Out
When I was 11 my best friend wore a pair of white tights to church. She had dark brown hair and Italian heritage. Thick leg hair stuck out through the tights and could be seen under them. She was so embarrassed. Everyone pointed and laughed and asked why her hairs were so long. She tearfully … Continue reading I Let My 9 Year Old Wear Makeup
I'm writing this to you from bed. I'm laying on my left side because in my experience, it's easier to pass gas when I lay on my left side. Three weeks ago my doctor prescribed 2000 mgs of Metformin, a common treatment for women with PCOS. Metformin is more commonly known as a drug to … Continue reading I Don’t Give A Damn About Your Thin Fragility