decade

Looking Ahead to a Break from Blogging & Social Media

There’s a new decade ahead, and it’s tempting to track all my accomplishments over the past one. While it’s always good to look back on how far I’ve come, I’m more interested in what’s next. What’s going to push me out of my comfort zone and help me grow? With six decades behind me, I […]

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Dietland

Fat and Angry: Why You Should be Watching Dietland

A little more than a year ago, Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote a long and heart-wrenching article for the New York Times about her lifelong entanglement with the weight loss industry. “Each time we did the eating exercise, I would cry. ‘‘What is going on for you?’’ the leader would ask. But it was the same answer […]

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plus-size model

Why We Need More Plus-Size Models Other Than Ashley Graham

It feels like I’ve been writing about plus-size models like Ashley Graham/Lane Bryant ads for years now. Every time you think you’re done, one pops up again. And then you are back in the mud pit that is “real women” versus “plus-size.” In part, these sorts of ads get a lot of coverage because many […]

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my breasts

How My Breasts Got Even

It’s 3:00 am, and I’m waiting for this guy, Jeff maybe? No, Drew! No, that’s not right, let’s call him Shane, after Shane Chen, the inventor of the hoverboard. We’ll call him Shane because he left me with two cringe-worthy memories, one about my breasts, which is coming up shortly, and this one, which I […]

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Should Women Over 50 Show Cleavage?

Is it okay for women over 50 to show cleavage?  My ideal world would be one where zero fashion police exist to judge women by what they wear. But that’s not the case. And breasts are highly sexualized, by both sexes. I remember years of hiding mine under high-neck styles, to avoid unwanted attention. It’s […]

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