Dietland and my complicated relationship with Bangability.

This week’s Dietland showed Plum Kettle on the painful, humiliating, expensive and drastic journey to becoming “bangable,” as defined by her drastic weight-loss detractors as her driving motivator for thinness. Because isn’t it always? In case you were unaware, it is a woman’s first priority in this culture to attract the menz, and as such, […]

Paper cuts and tomato juice.

Way back a million years ago, I used to work at Burger King. Started when I was eighteen, thanks to my bestie who was already working there. Ultimately I became somewhat of a “wiz” on “Boards,” (sandwich prep,) putting my skills to work through many a meal rush because I was one of the fastest […]

A Tale of Two Gingers: a health update.

This past Tuesday I had a follow-up with my oncologist. They had reviewed the pathology slides I had given them on my last appointment several weeks before and had determined that the original diagnosis of a uterine sarcoma was correct. Unable to find any evidence of it during surgery, they needed to confirm exactly what […]


Yesterday, thanks to a Google notification of “Rediscover This Day,” I ended up in a “hole” of old photos taken roughly around 2009, and I was absolutely stunned how I looked in them, like another person I wasn’t expecting. I don’t know about you, but I find myself “feeling” like me, no matter what age […]

260 little reasons.

So I weighed in yesterday because it was March 1st and, for the first time in forever, I finally got a full night’s sleep. I wanted to see what that meant on the scale, and I was excited to see that I had broken through not only one but two milestones. I am now under […]

Learning how to chill.

Tomorrow will mark four weeks from my hysterectomy and I have to say, I saw my recovery going a little differently. I had a lot of plans and ideas for the six to eight weeks I was going to get “off” in order to recover, but if there’s anything that this process has taught me, […]