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Tag Archives: personal story
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
Why I Spent My Saturday of Catalyst Con Crying Instead of Having Sex, a.k.a. Grief Hits at the Worst Times
For the most part, I love speaking at conferences. For the most part, I love being the person who encourages people to dig deep and share their Truths, to talk about the difficult – from money to grief to racism … Continue reading
Posted in Confessions, Essays, Featured, Headline, Off Our Chests, Personal, Queerie Bradshaw, Uncategorized Tagged Catalyst Con, condrop, conference, conferences, depression, grief, personal, personal story 19 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
The Familiarity of Emptiness, a.k.a. May He Rest in Peace
My good friend died the night before last and I hate the familiarity of this emptiness. I hate how acquainted I am with grief, with this black hole in my soul, one that keeps sucking and sucking, compelling me to … Continue reading
Posted in Essays, Featured, Headline, Off Our Chests, Personal Tagged Andrew, grief, personal, personal story, suicide 4 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 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