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UNPOPULAR OPINION: You’re Not Body Positive, So Stop Using That Label

UNPOPULAR OPINION: You’re Not Body Positive, So Stop Using That Label

Warning: Unpopular opinion ahead. I hesitate to publish this, because the source that I’m about to write about gets it right some of the time, and I consider some of the writers acquaintances — whose work I have respected. However — and however much it pains me to...

I hate your brand.

I hate your brand.

I hate your fucking brand. I hate it. I think the whole idea that you, as a person, are reducible to 140 characters and a color palette is ridiculous. And that, somehow, your personhood is not only representative of one specific aspect of the entire world, and that...

Marketing and Activism Are Not the Same Thing

Marketing and Activism Are Not the Same Thing

Marketing and activism are not the same thing.  They can be; however, they often aren’t.  At their core, they require completely separate motivations:  Marketing is about giving individual people what they want.  Activism is about giving groups of people what they...

How to Tell Your Story without Reliving Your Story

How to Tell Your Story without Reliving Your Story

One of the greatest lessons that the internet ever taught me was that I was not alone. As our barriers have been broken down by social media, people have been bolder and bolder about sharing their stories — and their traumas, their stigmas, and their secrets — without...

Confusing Inspiration with Action in Recovery and Body Positivity 

Confusing Inspiration with Action in Recovery and Body Positivity 

Posting a meme is NOT doing the work.  It's a performance of doing the work, but it is not the work itself.  Sometimes the work requires accountability. I know that.  Sometimes it requires performance in order to feel like you’re making progress. I know that too. ...

The *Real* Brutal Truth about MLM

The *Real* Brutal Truth about MLM

Pulled this one out of the archives because I think it's still really relevant and worth a second view:   What do you...

On Art and Its Place During Times of Political Upheaval

On Art and Its Place During Times of Political Upheaval

There is no doubt that the last two weeks have been hard for those of us who oppose Trump’s presidency. We have spent the last year and a half watching politics devolve into a weird and scary conglomeration of posturing, fear-mongering, and hate. We’ve watched friends...

For my recovering friends who feel out of control today

It's been a while since I've blogged, but I felt like today, of all days, this needed to be said:  This morning I woke up numb.  It's out of my control.  Last night was terrifying, watching the senate turn red, along with the presidency.  It's out of my control. ...