I look pregnant. This body has made six humans. This belly has been inflated and collapsed and inflated and collapsed, and so on. What should it look like?
Fat people are not obligated to be disproportionate emotional laborers. They get to be angry, frustrated, and even difficult, just like everyone else.
What if we acted like everything we want is totally normal, like we’re entitled to it...? Image: Alisa Anton/Unsplash
[CN: fatphobia] I tell her I have an idea. She loves my ideas, my schemes, our witchcraft. We talk about feeling crazy, because that’s what the culture does to women who really want something, anything...
For someone like me — someone with difficulty forming and maintaining relationships, who has struggled with commitment, and who’s got intimacy issues galore — surely, you can see the appeal. You don’t need to be Freud to figure out why, at a disturbingly young age, I looked forward to the day a man would commit.
Jacob (boyfriend) lives walking distance to a See’s Candies. This means that half the week I live walking distance to a See’s Candies — which, if you're me, is a little like living next to Disneyland.
Aunt Ginger is back. This week she's talking to a... guy. Who needs some help. Seriously. A lot of help.
Welcome Aunt Ginger, a collaborative effort with the fantastic illustrator Kevin Nordstrom and us (and soon,YOU).
When legends collide.
When it comes to your physique, your mind can actually work against you.