Sometimes, reflecting on my twenty-eight years of life, I'm amazed I've never been arrested. One time in a bar, a man told me, "You know, if you covered up your tattoos, took out your piercings, and dyed your hair back to normal, you might actually be pretty." You might... You might actually be pretty. Why … Continue reading Lady Parts: Weight Obsession Part 2, Hell is Other People
My mother was a dieter, predisposed to being large-breasted and having a larger bottom to balance. In a firm, toned woman this is pleasingly referred to as 'hourglass' and calls to mind Christina Hendricks in Mad Men, with curves so precise even a Lamborghini couldn't navigate them. In my mother and I, though, the shape wore … Continue reading Lady Parts: Weight Obsession and Levels of Unhealthy, Part 1
Boyfriend's sister and her hubby are visiting from Italy. They've brought with them their precocious toddler and have another baby on the way besides, so before meeting up for a Saturday of pumpkin picking we stopped to do some toy shopping. I'll preface this by saying that while I have stepsisters around my age I … Continue reading Lady Parts: Where Are the Hot Pink Stethoscopes?
According to this happy little news roundup stumbled across on Jezebel (while I was actually searching for a friend's article on Persephone), I am the architect of my own employment demise by looking like, well, myself. If you've done any looking whatsoever, you may have noticed I'm not the most conventional girl. If you're too … Continue reading Beauty Blundering