Tag Archives: body

what they don’t tell you

They don’t tell you that over 7 years later, when you get your first horrible throat infection, that it might take hold right where they ripped out the goiter growing ever so slowly in your neck. The one that housed cancer. Incubated fear. They don’t tell you how you’ll feel. They can’t really. They can’t […]

Bodies

I’m sick of publications that glorify slimness and curves. Just-so breasts, tight asses and hourglass figures. My partner, on our pre-vacation/honeymoon flight pulls out a freshly purchased ESPN magazine and flashes me a naked female body. “Yeah, no,” I reply. “But don’t you think the athletic issue is different?” No. It’s not. Yes, I’m having […]

Protected: hunger games

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When you look at a field of dandelions you can either see a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes.

Perspective

Trigger warning: This post vividly describes bulimic behavior.     I sat on the bathroom floor with a gallon of vanilla ice-cream positioned between my thighs.  I’d arrived home from school, stripped off my jeans, pulled on gray cotton boxers shorts and headed for the freezer. Outside the temperature was spiking 92. I was hot, […]

Finding gravity

Yesterday I joined the JP Centre yoga studio with a two week new member pass. Today, was my first class- a community class. The studio focuses on Vinyasa, so I’m familiar with the practice. But, I’ve never had a class like today. Our instructor, Molly, asked everyone at the beginning of class to set an […]