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    Health as Shame

    The point is that diets have become a way of capitalizing on our shame. Just follow these few rules and you will feel superior to all others. If you fall off the wagon, shame on you. You just need to try harder. Just think of how much better you would feel at 110 pounds in that bikini.

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    September 10, 2018 By ayearofdoing
  • I have found that relaxing experiences can become traumatic experiences because of my status as a black plus size woman.

    The Problem With Self-Care

    I am a big proponent of self-care. For me,self-care is an affirmation that my needs are valid. However, self-care is now big business in the consumerist culture that as American as apple pie. The big business of self-care is one that I find both intriguing and appalling. The problem with self-care business is that everyone […]

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    July 30, 2018 By ayearofdoing
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    Small Wins

    This weekend was amazing. Last week was a rough week for me. Between so many microaggressions and getting stuck in traffic on Friday, I was ready for the week to be over. Then Saturday happened, and I felt slightly better about the whole week. A few years ago, when I first moved to Boston, I […]

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    July 16, 2018 By ayearofdoing
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    May 28, 2018 By ayearofdoing