Tag Archives: finding my voice

Dreaming of Readers

Today’s assignment from Blogging 101 is two fold: publish a post for your dream reader, and include a new-to-you element in it. So without further ado, let me get part two of the assignment out of the way post-haste by … Continue reading

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Validation and Valediction

I chose not to give a valedictory address when I graduated high school. This was less of a break with tradition than it might initially seem: unlike most high schools, my school didn’t automatically tap the¬†class valedictorian to give a … Continue reading

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On Modulations and Tone

(Quick hit: another proposal due tomorrow, and also much in the way of packing/preparing for the house-sitter. Still, since these grounds will be semi-fallow for a stretch of time, I am compelled to put something up, even if it’s more … Continue reading

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Melting My Heart

Years and years ago, I saw a Christmas-themed TV commercial where an adorable redhead is running to tell her parents that Santa had arrived! As they walk into the living room to see mountains of gifts piled up, Dad says … Continue reading

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For Neither Fame nor Money

Five years ago,* I started this blog to create a space for my self-education about fat acceptance, within the larger of context of my ongoing work to increase my capacity for self-acceptance and self-love. Three months ago,** I came back … Continue reading

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Permission to Speak

One week later and I’m still reading and link-collecting and doing a lot of thinking about the Isla Vista murders. Part of me feels apologetic about this, even self-indulgent. After all, I wasn’t even remotely affected directly by these events. … Continue reading

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