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who God is

Hey, reader.  How are you doing?  My new home is the project of a fading Presbyterian church.  I was dancing in the sun wearing a red skort and skimpy purple tank top.  My glorious fat tummy is sticking out.  Then I remembered–it’s Sunday morning.  I know who God is.  But do the churchgoers here accept… Read More »

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Mele Martinez

Hello, reader.  How are you doing?  I heard an amazing lecture about food and culture.  The lecture was given just recently by my new hero Mele Martinez. It’s about food in Tucson.  Mele Martinez is amazing. Tucson Wow, I love Tuscon.  It’s in Arizona, and sometimes I wish I could live there.  In the winter,… Read More »

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how to be inclusive of body types and abilities

Hello, reader.  How are you doing?  My friend is becoming a certified fitness instructor.  They asked me how to be inclusive of body types and abilities. Yes, fitness can push me out.  I do Ample Movement yoga these days, which is respectful and healing.  And I’ve had other good yoga experiences over the past 30… Read More »

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diet

Hello–how are you doing?  Do you have a reaction to the word diet?  For me, it’s a bad word.  It hurts.  This anarchist bunny doesn’t like it either.  Riots not diets! Even through the denotation is neutral, the connotation of “diet” is painfully negative.  That has to do with how I’ve been treated in culture… Read More »

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Disabled Resilience Permaculture

Ming and I love permaculture, and we’re disabled.  We’ve been talking for years about disabled permaculture.  I made a zine in 2020 called permaculture for a pair, which is about disabled permaculture.  We’re the only people we know talking about this concept, and we decided to change the name.  We’ve newly coined the term Disabled… Read More »

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bad books

“Don’t you go writing more of those bad books,” H said.  He was watering our garden.  I peeked my head out the door because I thought the waterer was Ming.  But it was H. “Did I write a bad book?” I asked. “Yeah, I saw that book you wrote.  Over in Freedom House, on the… Read More »

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how to be alone

Hello, how are you?  A stranger on a social media group for fat health said they need to spend some hours in public by themselves, in a city away from home, and they’re nervous about it.  They asked for advice for this situation–how to be alone in public, as a fat person. Yes, it can… Read More »

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ample movement

I started doing yoga over zoom with Ample Movement.  The teacher is incredible. clear kind helpful relaxing to listen to supportive brilliant about bodies Have I lucked out with gifted yoga teachers, throughout my life?  Yes, I have. First I did a chair yoga short class with Ample Movement on youtube. It was great, so… Read More »

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dear body

Dear body, I have written to you so many times, but this letter is overdue.  I love you unconditionally and will do whatever I can for you.  The world tells me you’re wrong, but I know you’re right.  You are unconditionally beautiful, and I honor you.  It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. Lately I… Read More »

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covid test

Hey, we got covid tested yesterday.  Never thought I would need a covid test, but I am /was some kind of sick.  Weird since I don’t go out–I don’t even go to the store lately.  Ming is our family’s designated shopper. Responsibility is important to me.  I love public health, private health, mental health, radical… Read More »