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I don't shave for Sherlock Holmes. Or anyone else.

“Are you going to shave for the wedding?”

This is something I’ve been asked quite a lot recently. Sometimes repeatedly by the same person, which is a little annoying. 471 more words


The Effects of Effexor

I know I haven’t been writing as much lately.

I’d like to say there’s a good reason for that…but actually, there’s been NO reason. Life has been tooling along steadily and uneventfully. 1,807 more words

Mental Health

Bras. Love 'em or Hate 'em, We Still Wear Them

Bras.  Most adults living in developed countries are in contact with a bra, I would venture to say, on a regular basis.  If not personally, then by association. 1,036 more words

Cinderella Stole My Slippers

Aayi was reading from the thick pages of a duck shaped book, as Balamani listened from inside the blanket tent, that pitched itself on her. 1,252 more words


When Your Thighs Change Size Overnight (or do they?)

I have never heard a man complain about the size of his butt. Women, on the other hand, seem to scrutinize almost every inch of their bodies. 1,171 more words

Dear Pork Products, I love you but I need some space.

My husband sometimes teases me because when he is not around for dinner, I eat “like a four-year-old.” His words, not mine, though I totally agree. 705 more words


Body Acceptance on Instagram

This morning I was innocently scrolling through my Instagram feed and landed on yet another body acceptance picture/post. These are great, they really are…but…They’re always done by someone who seemingly weighs 130 or less, no rolls, flat stomach, etc. 236 more words