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Taking The Lumps

“You should probably wear a girdle with that,” my mother said, poking at my lumpy bits.

I was maybe twelve or thirteen. I had no idea what a girdle was. 515 more words


Discussion: Slut-Shaming in YA

Hello everyone! I realized that my blog has been running for a few months now, and it’s about time I tried a discussion post! I was trying to come up with a topic, and then I realized: I should talk about the things I’m most vocal about when I’m… 572 more words

The Fifth Wave

Self Love

Self love is one of the hardest things you will have to work on every single day for the rest of your life! ✨

Sometimes it seems like an uphill battle. 215 more words


On Body Image and Anti-Body Shaming "Light"

Charged with finding a picture of my elementary self for our school’s yearbook (yep, I am a teacher) I spent some time last night digging through a bucket of pictures. 729 more words


Dear aunty,

A letter to all the aunties in my colony, and all the others spying on teenagers like me.

Hey you! Oh wait, should I say Namaste so as to not hurt your “Indian culture” feelings? 905 more words

15 year olds' mindset

After getting a little more in depth with the body shaming issue teenagers in Hong Kong are going through, I thought I should do a little summary of what I found out from the mindset of 15/16 year old Hong Kong students, or some common thoughts or problems they have. 859 more words

Two Peas

“What was your expectation” she asked.

Not what I was expecting from a getting-to-know-you cup of coffee.  What I expected was something more along the lines of what do I do for a living?   289 more words