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praying to my stomach

I’m having some health issues I’m not really talking about.  Remember when I had that ulcer bleed that put me in the hospital?  I learned a lot there.  Well, the current issues are stomach-related.  So praying to my stomach is a thing, lately. When something almost kills you, makes sense to develop anxiety around that. … Read More »

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nipples

Hey, I’ve been thinking about nipples.  Mostly my own, but other people’s nipples too.  Bodies, social norms, different kinds of comfort.  Physical comfort and emotional comfort can be opposite. Bras have always hurt me, but being stared at by lascivious men hurt me more.  So I chose the physical discomfort of bras over the pain… Read More »

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I get to keep them

Hey, great news.  I had a special mammogram and breast ultrasound.  Then a doctor looked at my test results, and the doctor says they’re normal.  There’s no cause for concern.  The breast pain and other issue are not worrisome, not cancer.  So glad I get to keep them. Yay!  Breasts are here to stay!  When… Read More »

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clothes

A friend gave me trash bags full of her mom’s clothes, maybe a year ago, as her mom moved into assisted living.  Her mom’s clothes mostly fit me.  Ming and I sorted through countless jackets, shirts, pajamas, pants, dresses.  Some of the clothes were worn out and done.  Most we gave away, but some we… Read More »

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feel your feelings

Hey, I got a new shirt.  It’s a radical mental health shirt.  Feel your feelings.  What do you think? I don’t always like telling people what to do.  But when I tell people what to do, it’s going to be some nurturing thing like this, probably. If you don’t feel your feelings, you’re just going… Read More »

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my truth

My friend made a mini-zine, and there’s a poem by me in it.  The zine is made of thank you notes!  I love saying thank you.  My truth is in there.  Please consider procuring a copy, which will entail donating to an org that supports foster kids. https://teenytinyzines.blogspot.com/2021/08/new-zine-and-fundraiser-for-kids-in.html California Herbal Medics I have a page… Read More »

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fat fantasy

I was lying in bed with Ming–he was sleeping.  Suddenly, it hit me–a fat fantasy.  Wow!  I was so excited I almost woke Ming up. clinic for fat people What if there was a clinic for fat people.  The clinic would specialize in the health of fat people, and be extra good at issues that… Read More »

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fat liberation 101

This post fat liberation 101 started out as an email to a friend, offering feedback on something he’d written about healthy eating.  I thought it might be good to share here, in case anyone wants to know these basics.  I don’t talk much about the injustices fat people face, but those are everywhere.  Instead I… Read More »

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accident

Oh hey, something momentous happened.  I had this incident accident I never told you about.  Well, a few weeks ago, Ming and I were walking by the urban river, on the under-utilized bike trail.  Suddenly, I was slipping and fell.  It was a weird slow motion kind of thing. Unbeknownst to us, there was a… Read More »

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my body is a very smart lady

Crazy fat liberation is important to me.  I want to live in a world where I’m respected unconditionally.  My body is a very smart lady.  But it shouldn’t need to be smart or pretty or healthy or anything in particular, to be respected. You could understand me or not understand me–doesn’t matter.  You could totally… Read More »