Hello, y’all. I want to apologize about the batch of notifications you all recently got about posts that were actually old. In the midst of a crisis last week (more on that here), I took down all of my content. The only way I could figure out to put it back up was to publish it again, as though from scratch. So I apologize. Really new content is coming right up.
It is Weight Stigma Awareness Week, hosted by the National Eating Disorders Association. My recent experiences have made me particularly sensitive right now to issues of weight stigma. Normally, I think weight stigma is such a constant hum in my life that it often settles to the level of background noise. Weight stigma is never being able to sit comfortably in your boss’s office because she doesn’t have any armless chairs. (And no, I’ve never had the guts to tell her even though I know she’d be chagrined and fix it immediately.) Weight stigma is being afraid to order dessert… Read more
Last week was awful. And strange. I came home Sunday evening from the event I posted about here. I was extremely tired, but I slept a lot and got up and went to work on Monday. It was a normal, if sleepy, day. Shutdown Tuesday morning I woke up and my brain said “No.” I cancelled my early morning appointment and went back to bed. An hour later, I dragged myself out of bed, did my morning routine, and drove to work. I parked my car. I didn’t get out. I thought about the day I had ahead at work… Read more
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