Yesterday was a rough day for marginalized folks in Alabama. While Democrats gave Republicans a run for their money here, which does give me some hope, Republicans still won everything overall and passed four amendments that are incredibly harmful for many Alabamians. It's hard waking up to that fog the day after an election. Being … Continue reading There Will Be Days Like This
A few days ago Ariana Grande released a powerful song that I honestly did not expect from such a young pop star. This anthem for self love and rising above the damage we women often receive from our relationships shook me to my core and brought about similar reactions from others. Within the first 6 … Continue reading “thank you, next”: a self-love anthem
"I am not a perfect pumpkin...and I have never tried to be." A body-positive poem about being imperfect.
It's taken me years to work out what to call what happened that night. For the first five years it was "consensual". I told myself that because I didn't understand that sexual assault and sexual harrassment are nuanced. The first 25 years of my life I'd been taught that rape and sexual assault only happened … Continue reading My Sexual Assault – The Truth & Why I Didn’t Report
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
Dear Fat Girl, I love your Instagram selfies, tee shirts and panties, thick thighs, and round bellies, dirty bathroom mirror with the flash turned on, looking at the screen because you're feeling yourself. Yes. I love them. I love your Facebook profile photo with your summer skin showing, fat arms out in sleeveless shirts, raised … Continue reading Dear Fat Girl