Tag Archive: Woman

Good Vibrations

It was the start of the last semester of my undergraduate education, and the day was passing normally enough. I sat in the back row of a large lecture hall as the room… Continue reading

Raised By Anorexia

(trigger warning: eating disorders)  Body image is complicated for a child of someone with an eating disorder. My mom has suffered from anorexia for thirty years. I think it warps your idea of what… Continue reading

The Abstinent Man

I kind of fell into it by accident. Abstinence, I mean, or “celibacy” (as I, and others, sometimes jokingly called it). It was abstinence though. I recently learned the difference between those two… Continue reading

How to F**k a Fat Girl

I can’t pinpoint the exact point in my life when I became aware that I was a fat girl. I know that I was young, certainly prepubescent, and this realization has followed me around… Continue reading

My Body Betrayed Me, Emphasis on the Past Tense

I spent one teenage summer starving myself and running incessantly, but even with all my effort I wasn’t thin. Half of my roots are in Greece, and I came out of the womb destined… Continue reading

Prude.

As I sat in the dark living room of an unfamiliar apartment playing “Kings Cup” with a bunch of kids I did not know, I had to think of a question fast. The… Continue reading