I see you. You're sitting in your car. You're angry. You're hurt. You feel defeated. You feel unseen, unheard, unknown, and unappreciated. You're asking the universe why they don't get it, whoever they are. You've done all this work to be authentic, and real, and vulnerable, and strong, and fierce, and honest, and brave, and … Continue reading Let Them Be Wrong About You
It can be hard to trust yourself. At least it has been hard for me to do so. Growing up I was constantly made to feel like I was ignorant, inherently incorrect, and the best existence I could ever have was one of silence. My need to speak up and be heard was both literally … Continue reading If you have to ask, you already know the answer.
Walking into fitness environments is tricky territory for a fat person. Most of us are definitely there to be less fat. I understand this. But, there are a growing number of us there who aren't trying to "lose weight" or "get skinnier". I am one of those people. I adore weight lifting. I love a … Continue reading Just Let Me Be Fat
I was prescribed Metformin for treatment of my PCOS about 6 years ago. I tried really hard to take it, but it made me violently ill. I never made it to the full dose because I could never get passed the half dose. My doctor kept telling me eventually it would get better. But a … Continue reading Why I Stopped Taking Metformin & Why I Don’t Trust Doctors
I teach art part-time during the school year. I have the great pleasure of introducing new ideas, techniques, and styles to hungry minds. Watching them work furiously on new projects thrills me. Even more exciting is when a child who is convinced they are not "into art" suddenly blossoms into an artist before my very … Continue reading Back To School
I love my little dog. He came to us wet, and squirming, and cold, and in need of us. Abandoned in an alley behind our neighborhood, his whimpers were the only sign that a wee life was about to be snuffed out by a freeze on its way. Had we not heard his whimpers, he … Continue reading A Little Dog
Summer storms are blowing through the valley, sweeping remnants of allergens and pollens away with them, making way for new allergens and pollens to settle in. I'm watching Agatha Christie's Poirot, the best, in my opinion, version of the many Poirot adaptations available. I am curled up with a blanket and longing for cool weather. … Continue reading Nothing and Everything Matters