My Reality


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The Paradox of Body Acceptance

Fat acceptance isn’t always about loving your body. It’s not always about standing up and declaiming loudly that fat is flabulous. Sometimes fat acceptance is ... [ more ]

Fat acceptance isn’t always about loving your body. It’s not always about standing up ... [ more ]

Fat acceptance isn’t always about loving your body. It’s not always about standing up and declaiming loudly that fat is ... [ more ]

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At the Intersection of Trans and Blue-Collar

Just as my family will never understand queer, many of the people in my life now will never understand the working class.  [ more ]

Just as my family will never understand queer, many of the people in my ... [ more ]

Just as my family will never understand queer, many of the people in my life now will never understand ... [ more ]

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We Are Robin Williams: Becoming Helpful in Helpless Times

The tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has many of us talking about things that legitimately need attention and discussion. To me, ... [ more ]

The tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has many of us talking ... [ more ]

The tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has many of us talking about things that legitimately need ... [ more ]

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What’s In a Name?

by Matilda Branson My name is Matilda. In Australia where I’m from, Matilda traditionally means “a bushman’s bundle of possessions carried when travelling” and ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson My name is Matilda. In Australia where I’m from, Matilda traditionally ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson My name is Matilda. In Australia where I’m from, Matilda traditionally means “a bushman’s bundle of ... [ more ]

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“Strong Women” Can Still Experience Violence

by Lyndsay Kirkham Trigger warning for discussion of intimate partner violence. Perched on the bathtub’s porcelain edge, cradling the phone in my hand I ... [ more ]

by Lyndsay Kirkham Trigger warning for discussion of intimate partner violence. Perched on the ... [ more ]

by Lyndsay Kirkham Trigger warning for discussion of intimate partner violence. Perched on the bathtub’s porcelain edge, cradling the ... [ more ]

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My Reality: Interviewing for the Position of Wife

by Lisa Lo Paro “I love your confidence,” he said, “One of the features I like best about you.” Thus I began a text ... [ more ]

by Lisa Lo Paro “I love your confidence,” he said, “One of the features ... [ more ]

by Lisa Lo Paro “I love your confidence,” he said, “One of the features I like best about you.” ... [ more ]