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Tag Archives: fear
Happy Anniversary, Baby, Let’s Go to the Emergency Room, a.k.a. Love in the Time of Maladies
This afternoon, doctors are going to stick a straw into my cervix, fill my uterus up with water and try to see if they can figure out why my lower abdomen has been hurting for so long. This is not how I planned on … Continue reading
Posted in Headline, Personal, Relationships Tagged Alex, Andrew, anniversary, fear, feelings, hospitals, illness, love, medical, personal, personal story, relationships 7 Comments
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
Sex Questions of the Day/Week #SQOTD, a.k.a. Starting Conversations About Sex
In March, I’m on the opening keynote plenary panel at Catalyst Con East (you can use code “QUEERIE” for $10 off registration), a conference intent on “sparking communications about sexuality.” For the keynote, I’ve been asked to talk about how I’m moderating … Continue reading
Posted in #SexQOTD, Body Positivity, Conversation Starters, Queerie Me (Advice Column), Sex Tagged #SexQOTD, advice, body image, Catalyst Con, conversations about sex, fat, fear, feelings, love, loving yourself, plus-size, Sex, shame 16 Comments
Queerie Bradshaw Does the Midwest: Part I – Saying Yes to Adventure
You don’t say no to a person like Alex. When they ask you to come along for the ride, you say yes, because yes is the only option. Adventure is subjective, a thing people seek in various contrary ways. The … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Essays, Personal, Relationships, Sinful Misadventures, Travel Tagged Alex, fear, feelings, love, Midwest, personal, personal story, relationships, travels, Wisconsin 2 Comments
Fat Rolls and Photos, a.k.a. Learning to Positively Judge My Image
When Catalyst Con announced that photos from the event were up on their website, I got very excited. I spoke three times and there was a professional photographer there, giving me high hopes for a new profile photo or something … Continue reading
Posted in Body Positivity, Essays, Featured, Headline, Off Our Chests, Personal, Politics Tagged body image, Catalyst Con, fat, fear, featured, feelings, feminist, personal, personal story, self-esteem, shame 25 Comments
Poems to Push Through the Darkness, a.k.a. Let’s Add More Poetry to Our Lives
Did you know I write poetry? Probably not because once someone told me it was horribly cliche to be a lesbian who had depression and wrote poetry. Fuck that person. Oh wait, that person was me. Fuck me. Fuck the … Continue reading
Posted in Headline, Personal, Poetry, Words Tagged fear, inspiration, love, poems, Poetry, Shel Silverstein, stuff we love, words, writing 3 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
My Cleavage is a Big Deal, a.k.a. A Hate Blog Posted A Picture of My Boobs from BlogHer13 As an Example of Unprofessional Behavior
When I was a kid, I got in trouble quite frequently. I was highly outspoken, realizing early on that I didn’t have to listen to what others told me to do, that I could form my own thoughts and make … Continue reading
Posted in Body Positivity, Essays, Events, Featured, Feminism, Headline, LGBT/Queer Politics, Off Our Chests, Opinions, Personal, Politics, Rants Tagged body image, fat, fear, featured, feelings, feminist, personal, personal story, plus-size, queer, shame 48 Comments
I Still Have Shame About Sex and I Hate It
I hate that I still have shame about sex. When I was thirteen, I went to see The Truth About Cats & Dogs with my family at the newly renovated, state-of-the-art theater two towns over. The verdict afterwards was unanimous: … Continue reading
Posted in BDSM/kink, Confessions, Essays, Featured, Headline, LGBT/Queer Politics, Off Our Chests, Personal, Politics, Queerie Bradshaw, Sex Tagged advice, body image, fear, featured, feminism, gay, lesbian, queer, relationships, Sex, sex writing, shame 3 Comments
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