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Tag Archives: cancer
Become a Citizen of Hope
On October 2, 2012, a team of surgeons at City of Hope medical center sliced open my brother and saw a body wracked with cancer. Nevertheless, they kept cutting, determined to remove what they could of this invasive leech eating him … Continue reading
Posted in Featured, Headline, Off Our Chests, Organizations/Companies, Personal, Stuff We Love Tagged Andrew, cancer, Family, featured, feelings, fuck cancer, grief, hope, personal, personal story 1 Comment
Belly Aches, a.k.a. Fat-Shaming Has Made Me Afraid to Go to The Doctor
There is a sharp pain in my right side and I refuse to go to the doctor about it. Here is why: When I was 7, I went to my first fat doctor. I remember sitting there naked with my … Continue reading
Posted in Body Positivity, Confessions, Essays, Gluttony, Headline, Health, Personal Tagged #NotYourGoodFatty, body image, cancer, doctors, fat, fat bodies, fat health, fear, feelings, food, grief, HAES, health, health at every size, personal, personal story, plus-size 7 Comments
My Dad and Guy Kawasaki, a.k.a. The Importance of Talking About Feminism and Stereotyping
Right after the whole titcircle debacle, I was sent a link to an article on the Huffington Post written by Peg Fitzpatrick called “Words Have Power, Use Them Wisely.” Peg Fitzpatrick is the assistant to Guy Kawasaki, one of the … Continue reading
Posted in Alternative Families, Essays, Events, Featured, Feminism, Headline, LGBT/Queer Politics, Off Our Chests, Opinions, Personal, Politics Tagged Andrew, BlogHer, BlogHer13, cancer, Family, fat, fear, feature, featured, feminism, feminist, gay, grief, personal, personal story, relationships, sexism, shame 1 Comment
Wilted Orchids, Deep Roots a.k.a. How to Plan for a Funeral
How do you decorate for a party you never wanted to attend? How do you fill a room with cheer when no cheer can possibly be found? “What would he want?” we asked ourselves over and over again, as if … Continue reading
Posted in Confessions, Essays, Off Our Chests, Opinions, Personal, Uncategorized Tagged cancer, Family, fear, feelings, grief, love, personal, personal story 4 Comments
In Defense of Celibacy
Celibacy is underrated. This statement may sound hypocritical coming from a person who makes her living writing about the antithesis of abstinence, but my life is often controlled by sex, so I understand the importance of taking time away from … Continue reading
Posted in Dating, Essays, Featured, Headline, Losing It: My Life as a Sex Blogger, Off Our Chests, Personal, Relationships, Sex Tagged abstinence, advice, cancer, celibacy, fear, feelings, grief, Losing It, love, memoir, no sex, personal, personal story, relationships, Sex, virginity 1 Comment
Today was my grandfather’s funeral and for it, I wrote a speech. Just like I did for my grandmother‘s and brother‘s funerals. In 18 months, I’ve written three speeches for three family members’ funerals. I’m proud of all three speeches, … Continue reading
Grief Makes Me Want to Drink Booze, Have Sex and Destroy Shit
It’s been two weeks since my brother died and all I want to do is get drunk, fuck someone and shoot something. In that (dangerous) order. As tumors took over my brother’s body, lethargy took over mine. My sex drive … Continue reading
Posted in Essays, Featured, Headline, Off Our Chests Tagged cancer, fuck cancer, grief, Sex 16 Comments