A few years ago, I fell in love with the TV show “Huge.” It ran for only 1 season, but it left its mark. It was about a weight-loss camp for teens, focusing on certain campers and staff members. It beautifully depicted a lot of the difficulties people face when struggling with body image. In fact,…
In college there was this one guy going on about my breasts and how I should let him see them so he could “rub my (his) dick all over them”. None of my friends defended me and I started to feel alone and scared which made me angry so I yelled back at him, “Okay, show me that dick. Let’s see that…
Martin Scorsese’s recent film “The Wolf of Wall Street” takes a larger-than-life look at the world of the stock market. Everything is in excess, from the cursing to the drug use to how much we see of Jonah Hill. But nothing shocked me more than the candid conversation between the lead and his…
I once had a guy tell me, “Why don’t you shave your legs like so-and-so?” He kept on badgering me about shaving, and I have very little leg hair to begin with. He was one of my best friends at the time, and the girl he compared me to was our other best friend. He had told me that he respected me too much to objectify me. Now, whenever I shave my legs, I think of him.
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Writers are forgetful,
but they remember everything.
They forget appointments and anniversaries,
but remember what you wore,
how you smelled,
on your first date…
They remember every story you’ve ever told them -
but forget what you’ve just said.
They don’t remember to water the plants
or take out the trash,
but they don’t forget how
to make you laugh.
Writers are forgetful
the important things.
Oh, my heart is melting.
This is so true
I always knew I was bigger. If the training bra in third grade wasn’t enough of a hint, the ill-fitting shirts in eighth grade were blaring warning signs. And when I say ill-fitting, I mean battling-to-stay-closed-we-need-more-bobby-pins-stat type of ill-fitting. But it wasn’t until I was 17 that…