Let go of the ‘jeans’ and set yourself free

It was circa 2005. A late Saturday afternoon. I was getting ready to go out that night and was plowing through a pile of jeans, trying to find the pair that made my thighs look slightly thinner and my rear slightly firmer, without causing my stomach to overhang on the top. Pair after pair IContinue reading “Let go of the ‘jeans’ and set yourself free”

A letter to the women in prison

To the women in prison, I don’t know you. I don’t know your story or how you got here. And yet a part of me feels I know you already. My sense is it went down something like this: Something was taken from you. Violated, controlled, pushed into a corner, neglected, and/or abused, your senseContinue reading “A letter to the women in prison”

The Collision of Food, Faith, and the Feminine

I am a woman, 39 years old, from very white ancestry, who inherited a level of educational and economical privilege. Twenty years ago I faced the first major challenge and failure in my life. My body was not performing the way I wanted it to. It did not look good enough and would not runContinue reading “The Collision of Food, Faith, and the Feminine”