Category Archives: Body Positivity

We’re proud of our bodies, even if we struggle with them sometimes.

Body Positivity: Skinny Jeans, Size 4, aka Remnants of Our Past in Our Closet

I have a pair of skinny jeans, size 4, hidden at the top of my closet. I have a lacy bra, cup size 32A, tucked underneath a pile of socks in my bottom drawer. I have Daisy Dukes (size 3, … Continue reading

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Healthy Challenge: “The Whole Weight Thing” aka My Doctors Need to Stop Blaming My Conditions on Me Weight

“You’re doing something about the whole weight thing, right?” my doctor asked yesterday, without looking at me. She seemed more uncomfortable about the number my body registered on the scale than I was. “It’s been a rough couple years.” I … Continue reading

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Sex: Penis Stereotypes

It’s fair to say that I’ve slept with a fair amount of men to the point where my sexual curiosity makes me wonder about a lot of things. Prior to my active sex life, I would be very quiet and … Continue reading

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Cut Off My Hair

The first time I chopped all my hair off, I was ten years old, firmly ensconced in my long-lasting tomboy phase wherein I refused any and all attempts to dress me “like a girl” and shopped exclusively in the boys … Continue reading

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Sex: Body Positive

It’s no secret many women, like me, often feel insecure about our bodies not only during sex, but pretty much throughout the entire day everyday. We are pressured by media to fit a certain physical description of what a woman … Continue reading

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“I’m Queer, I Swear” Tattoo, a.k.a. Will Someone in this Damn Coffee Shop Just Hit on Me Already

One of the reasons I’m so out and proud and boisterous about being a big ol’ queerbo is that people always assume I’m straight. Even gay people. Once, while working Long Beach Pride for Curve Magazine, I got asked by … Continue reading

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Stuff We Love: Plus-sized Shopping Sprees

It’s been said before and I’m sure I’ll say it again, but it fucking sucks shopping when you’re above a size 14.   It’s practically impossible to go on a shopping spree, as spree implies buying more than one outfit, … Continue reading

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Stuff We Love: My New Showerhead aka My New Girlfriend

After five months of family time and traveling, I’ve moved back to Oregon and let me say it feels great. Literally. My new showerhead is amazing!   You all know D.E. and I broke up but you probably don’t know … Continue reading

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I Shaved My Crotch For This?

Remember the time I was in China and got a concussion and everyone thought I was having sex but really I was just trying to shave my legs? That’s why I hate shaving my crotch.   If lathering up to … Continue reading

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Slate Tries to Explain Why “Douche” is an Insult, Fails

Slate’s Brian Palmer recently took readers on a lexicographic journey of the word “douche,” attempting to figure out just why and how the term became an insult. The problem is, while Palmer makes a nod to female genitalia, he completely … Continue reading

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