Sometimes being present is a struggle. I don’t mean paying attention or being in the moment, but instead presence. Like existence. Last week was all of things. And then some! Least of all the emotions that accompanied our kiddo entering teenager-dom. That hit harder than expected. But this week is a lot too. Tonight, is … Continue reading I am here and that’s enough.
Colour Me Bad Words
Very few things provide relief like a well utilized curse word. Think of when you stub your toe and those artfully crafted cuss-filled verbalizations emerge, the sudden throbbing begins to subside. It's not a coincidence. And if you pause here a hot minute, you'll find I fucking love swearing. Though knowing when it's appropriate takes … Continue reading Colour Me Bad Words
Mainstreaming and Mechanizing Menstruation & T1D
I remember waiting in the school’s office. I sat there with my underwear secretly stuffed with toilet paper to hide the evidence. My dad was on his way. It was towards the end of my grade 8 year. As far as I knew, I was the last girl in our grade to get my period. … Continue reading Mainstreaming and Mechanizing Menstruation & T1D
A Fleshy Form of Friendship
In January 2020, I posted the original version of this story, to my old blog. Since then, it has required some updates and additions, beyond an extra 20(ish) pounds… It was happening again. I was trying on my entire closet worth of clothing and, much to my dismay and embarrassment, truly little of it fit … Continue reading A Fleshy Form of Friendship