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Tag Archives: feelings
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
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
Being Super Gay and Romantic and Very Productive, a.k.a. Where I’ve Been
Don’t you just hate it when someone gushes all about how cute and romantic their relationship is? Too !@#%ing bad because I’m about to do that right now, right here. Swoon, I’m in love. But you already knew that, didn’t … Continue reading
Posted in Announcements, Featured, Headline, Personal, Relationships, Sinful Misadventures, Travel, Uncategorized Tagged Andrew, break, CA, California, featured, feelings, love, personal, personal story, relationships, romance, sabbatical, snow, travel 5 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
Manifesting People Into Your Life, a.k.a. I’m Trying the Relationship Thing Again
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss My therapist calls me the “Great Manifestor.” It’s probably more accurate to call me the … Continue reading
Posted in Confessions, Essays, Featured, Headline, Personal, Queerie Bradshaw, Relationships Tagged Alex, dating, featured, feelings, gay, lesbian, love, manifestation, personal, personal story, queer, Queerie Bradshaw, relationships, romance, spirituality 4 Comments
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
Why LGBT/Queer People Should Care As Much About the Voting Rights Act As DOMA and Prop8
The Supreme Court struck down a crucial piece of the Voting Rights Act today and all (most of) the gays on the Internet are talking about is the possible affect of DOMA and Prop8 tomorrow. Yes, the right to marry … Continue reading
Posted in Alternative Families, Essays, Featured, Headline, Legal Issues/ The Law, LGBT/Queer Politics, Off Our Chests, Opinions, Politics, Racial Politics, Trans/Genderqueer/Gender Non-conformity Tagged DOMA, feature, featured, feelings, feminist, law, legal analysis, politics, Prop 8, queer, race, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Voting Rights Act, VRA Leave a comment