An Open Letter to the Average, Above Average and Perfectly Proportioned Humans

Thank you for your beaming ear to ear grins and stifled laughs that greet me when you see me waddling by, making my way into the store. The...

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Porn for Women

It was late in the evening. I had just returned home from a long twelve hour day, two of those hours stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. I...

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All I Ever Wanted

All I ever wanted turned into something I never knew. Blood colored manacles on my wrists, the reflection of that wish....

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The Ideal Woman: One Man’s Perspective

What does a man look for in a woman? This is not a question answered simply.  I’m sure the answer is different for any man asked.  As a...

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Lost in Translation: How Embracing Vulnerability Saved Me

For as long as I can remember, my thoughts have been trapped in my head. An ineffectual communicator, I always listened to others and took...

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How Letting Go of Shame Set Me Free

All of us know it, the feeling of a sinking heart, the blush of the cheeks and the crushing blow of embarrassment. We are so ashamed. For...

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I Think My Obsession Made You Feel Bad About Your Body

I’ve written countless words that have made their way onto the internet in a multitude of public to quasi-private forums. I’ve blogged...

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We Fought Hard. We Loved Hard. Momma and Me

“What do you want me to do,” she asked, “live until I’m 88?!” “No,” I replied quietly, “I want you to live until...

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