self care

Resolve to do one action each week (or whatever works for you) that makes the world more affirming of people of all sizes.

Make New Year’s Resolutions That Create A Revolution    

Resolution season is almost upon us, and I find myself reflecting on one of the most commonly failed New Year’s Resolutions — weight loss.

50 Resolutions.

50 Body Acceptance New Year Resolutions (That Don't Involve Dieting!)

And it’s that last one that really irks me: that most people — and especially most women’s — new year’s resolutions center on dieting and weight Read...

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How I Learned About Sex, In 8 Vignettes

I’m fifteen. A man has come to our school to tell us girls how to protect ourselves from rape.

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Why I Opted Out Of Thanksgiving

I stopped hosting the holiday at my house, and instead of inviting a barrage of people over for face-stuffing, I turned Thanksgiving into a quiet Read...

If you’ve ever suffered from eczema, you know my struggle. I'm pursuing healing and loving my skin from a different perspective.

Learning To Love The Skin You’re In…With Eczema

If you’ve ever suffered from eczema, you know my struggle. I'm pursuing healing and loving my skin from a different perspective.

Faking health is a common coping mechanism for someone with chronic illness.

Why People With Chronic Illness Fake Being Healthy 

A common coping mechanism for someone with chronic illness is to fake being healthy. I’d like to shed some light on this very misunderstood Read...

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Here’s How To Sleep Like A Teenager Again

When was the last time you got a decent night’s sleep?

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Allergy Shaming Is A Thing, And It Needs To Stop

I realized that allergies, much like mental health, are largely misunderstood and often dismissed as trivial or exaggerated.