First Kiss

A micro-memoir moment I am halfway through the school’s huge glass doors, last bell still ringing, when you grab my hand.  I have to run to keep up.  You take me through the parking lot, through a rural alley of moss and broken branches, down a hill through the playground, where wood chips catch in … Continue reading First Kiss

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This is a place holder

This is a place holder for a piece I keep meaning to write about gender identity, sexuality, and eating disorders. I feel like so much of my early disconnection, distrust, and disgust with my body was in response to trauma definitely, but also became dug in deeper and morphed in to different experiences and questions … Continue reading This is a place holder

Weight Gain, Doctors, and Eating Disorder Recovery

This is my body on the day when my doctor fat shames me and tells me that my recent increase in pain may be related to weight gain. She warns of diabetes. She says “your weight is not good.” She tells me all of this while I am sitting in a chair that reminds me … Continue reading Weight Gain, Doctors, and Eating Disorder Recovery

Life as a Struggling Goddess: Recovery Wins and Struggles

Recently I’ve been struggling a lot with fitting lunch into my work schedule. I want it to be there. I feel better when I eat three meals, best when I also eat a couple snacks. I’ve been pretty good at remembering to bring snacks recently, which has been a persistent struggle since I started Dog … Continue reading Life as a Struggling Goddess: Recovery Wins and Struggles