Natalie Slaughter

Natalie Slaughter

Bio

Natalie is a former Texan currently living in LA who enjoys politics, cooking, video games, comic books and spending more money than she should at ModCloth. She takes her nerd title as seriously as she does her writing and believes anything's a good story if you tell it right.

Natalie Slaughter Articles

I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

Calling Me Fat Isn’t An Insult, It’s A Compliment

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with loving my body. I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

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It’s never too late to start your life over again if you don’t like where you ended up.

It's Never Too Late To Start Your Life Over Again

Because you only get one shot at life.

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Is anything keeping you from believing that you deserve good things?

It Took Me Years To Realize I Deserve Good Things

Is anything keeping you from believing that you deserve good things?

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When you’re used to being listened to, you start to think it’s because you’ve done something to deserve it. Image: Thinkstock.

You Aren't Always Entitled To Be Heard, Actually

I barely had a chance to say “What’s taking him so long?” before he stepped up to the counter to ask me what he could help me with. Me. Not my friend who had been standing there for a minimum of twenty minutes waiting for assistance, but ME, the white girl.

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I'm happy being fat.

I’m Perfectly Happy Being Fat. Stop Making It Your Issue.

I’m very aware of the fact that I’m fat — trust me. I’ve had this body for longer than you’ve been familiar with it.

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Let’s stop pretending like it’s irrelevant.

Politics Can And Should Ruin Friendships

To claim that something is “just politics” is to point out how much privilege you have, either systematically or incidentally.

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We’ve all made bad choices when it comes to dating. Mine involves Hannah Montana, a tractor, and an awkward invitation to a threesome.

My Online Date Turned Into A Weird Threesome Proposal

We’ve all made bad choices when it comes to dating. Mine involves Hannah Montana, a tractor, and an awkward invitation to a threesome.

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Being queer is about demolishing binaries. Image: Pixabay.

7 Things I Wish People Understood About Being Queer

Even a Google search will conflate “queer women” with “lesbian.” So the first and most obvious thing I wish people understood about being a queer woman, is that we exist.

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Poly relationships are like every other kind of relationship.

What Being In A Polyamorous Relationship Taught Me About Fidelity

A polyamorous relationship is like any other relationship — you set rules and sometimes you hit bumps along the way, but everyone involved knows what is and isn’t acceptable.

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Photo by George Gvasalia on Unsplash

Why Do We Still Think A Woman’s Pain Is ‘All In Her Head?'

Treating women like idiots has the additional consequence of making women less likely to report symptoms in general. It’s really exhausting

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