Stepping on the Scale Didn’t Help Diagnose My Fat Disorder | Don’t Weigh Me

Over the past few days a Washington Post article about patients requesting not to be weighed at the doctor’s office is making the rounds on social media.  It’s done a wonderful job rallying the anti-fat trolls.  Seriously, don’t they ever sleep? I’ll summarize the article for those who don’t have access or time to read… Continue reading Stepping on the Scale Didn’t Help Diagnose My Fat Disorder | Don’t Weigh Me

Be As You Are | Music Monday

Women, especially those living with lipedema, learn to apologize at an early age. We're sorry for taking up space, having bodies that look different, and failing at diets that work perfectly for others. So many of us internalize the message that we are failing at the DIY project that is supposed to be our bodies.… Continue reading Be As You Are | Music Monday

I Like Your Waist in Particular | Music Monday

What puts a smile on your face and makes you feel at home?  Maybe it’s a familiar meal, scent, or piece of clothing.  For me, in 2017, it was a song.  I had recently moved to Boston for graduate school, straight off six years in West Africa and I was miserable.  The people were cold,… Continue reading I Like Your Waist in Particular | Music Monday

Someday | Music Monday

Today we wrap up January, Sturdy readers.  How did it go for you?  I’ll be honest.  I haven’t written about it here, but it’s been a hard month for me.  Winter is never my season.  The cold.  The darkness.  None of it charges my batteries.  It’s no wonder, then, that over the past week I… Continue reading Someday | Music Monday

Out and About: National Gallery of Art

I've lived in the Washington, D.C. area for nearly three years and for three years I have planned to go to the National Gallery of Art. I don't have time. I don't have anyone to go with. To be honest, I also didn't want to be seen. And isn't seeing what a museum is all… Continue reading Out and About: National Gallery of Art