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Invisible Struggles

“I have this tight feeling in my chest,” my partner messaged me the other day. Immediately I start worrying about cardiac issues, even though she’s relatively young for that. Thank goodness she works at an urgent care. “All my vitals are normal, though.” Huh, so what the heck is going on? “Is this what anxiety feels like?”  I laugh. I have to laugh. How did … Continue reading Invisible Struggles

Nerd

Confessions of a former grammar nerd

When your home life is less than ideal as a child, you generally pick something to dive into to distract you from the familiar chaos. For me, that distraction was school. Teachers liked me because I was quiet, kept to myself, and listened in class. So I leaned into it. I worked hard, I almost always pulled straight-As right up until Junior year of high … Continue reading Confessions of a former grammar nerd

My best friend and I dressed up as Doc Brown and Marty posing in front of a TARDIS.

Tardy

Disclaimer: I’m not endorsing tardiness in any way, shape, or form. I realize that to function in our current world, punctuality is a must. This is just a recounting of some of my personal struggles with punctuality and timeliness.  Recently, I wrote about Executive Dysfunction and the difficulties it causes. One of the most common issues is problems with time management: tardiness, procrastination, etc. Time management … Continue reading Tardy

Drag Queen of England Tea Party

Invited

When I was in 6th grade, a classmate was having a big birthday bash to which it seemed everyone was invited. We’ll call her Kayla. It was still summer vacation and I ran into my best friend at the beach. She asked me if I was going to Kayla’s birthday party and I told her I hadn’t received an invitation. “Oh you’re invited!” my friend … Continue reading Invited

Portrait of a Queerdo

I’m a “Small Fat” and Why that Matters

I’m fat.  I’ve been fat all my life.  I say this not as a degrading remark, but as a descriptive statement. Being fat is a trait no different than having brown eyes or being tall. Or, more accurately, it shouldn’t be any different. If you’re moving through the world in a body right now and you’re a woman and/or you’re not naturally lithe, you are … Continue reading I’m a “Small Fat” and Why that Matters