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Muffin Films

Today I am celebrating the fact that I got up early, thanks to the best of friends who volunteered to call me and chatter at me until I physically removed myself from my bed and made coffee. And you know what goes great with coffee and best friends? MUFFINS. You know what goes great with … Continue reading

One of Those…

I’ve had one of those weeks. You know, the ones where you start out every single day feeling pumped and awesome, despite the adversity of the previous day? On Monday, the company who had employed me for just two full days told the temp agency they’d prefer someone else. “NEVER MIND.” I thought. “I am … Continue reading

Fat, Feminism, and Facing Modern Bodies

Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture by Amy Erdman Farrell (2011) This book was a real eye-opener for me. I read my favorite Size Acceptance and Fat Activist blogs* almost daily, but it’s usually quick. Like brushing my teeth – it seals up those chinks in my armor that might leave … Continue reading


[Trigger Warning: racism] Yesterday, Yahoo News showed me a link entitled “‘White’ slaves used for 1860s fundraiser propaganda” with the description “Lighter skinned slave children of mixed race heritage were used as part of a fundraising campaign to help struggling African American schools in 1860s New Orleans. Campaign organizers believed the lighter complexioned children would … Continue reading