Your Body, Your Choice: A Clarification

I've written a lot on here about how I usually opt for natural beauty, not wearing wigs when I lost my hair, choosing not to wear makeup a lot of the time, etc. But recently, I've switched to a new facial serum, and incorporating a new product into my routine always breaks me out. I …

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I Used to NOT Be a Hugger: Why That’s Changed

Growing up, I was uncomfortable with hugging. It felt too personal and vulnerable. And I felt very pressured into awkward embraces with adults. As a young adult, that feeling carried over into my relationships with friends, coworkers, and family. Physical touch was jarring and weird which widened the gap between myself and everyone else. I …

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Is “Person of Size” the new “Person of Color”?

When I recently read a weight inclusive article written by someone who does not inhabit a larger body, I became instantly uncomfortable. In my privilege, I haven't really experienced someone including me in a broad brush stroke of a politically correct term. Anger quickly replaced feeling uncomfortable. Now I fucking get it. I've heard various …

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