The Politics of “I’m Fat”

New Medium article! Some thoughts on how a simple adjective became demonized, and a soft reclamation of “fat” as a description of self.  Why do we hate the word “fat” so much? Why can’t I describe my own body accurately without someone jumping in to tell me I’m “not fat?” This is the cognitive dissonance: …

New Medium Article: First, My Mother Sent Me My Father’s Ashes

When my father died, my relationship with my mother was already strained. However, his mortal ending was also the end of our family. It had been a long time coming.  With the holidays approaching, it is impossible to not think of them. This essay is a good reminder that blood doesn’t have to tie you …