On Showing Up Fully, Or, I'm F***ed Up, You're F***ed Up

I wrote a different post for this week, about my issues with disordered eating, but at the last minute, decided not to share it. It felt too raw, like too much exposure. It felt like I was revealing too much—too much about me, too much about the things I struggle with.

Familiar refrains are: What will people think? What if people judge me? What if people think less of me?

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If You Build It, Ideas Will Come

If you subscribe to this blog you may have noticed I’ve been posting more lately. A friend and I committed to doing so, and so far, we’ve both managed to accomplish that goal, despite full-time jobs and a myriad of other commitments. Yay us.

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Five Things

A weekly roundup of things I thought worth sharing—the inspiring, the thought-provoking, the things that helped get me through my week. This week: Sophfronia Scott on her writing practice, more woo, better book covers, why offices suck, and a reminder that good things are possible.

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Diet Culture Is Coming for the Children

At my cousin’s wedding reception a couple of summers ago, my then nine-year-old niece picked up my wrap and asked me what it was for. I told her it was for keeping warm, and showed her the ways she could wear it. She took my wrap and tied it around her neck the way I showed her, pulling her long blonde hair out of the back and adjusting it like an expert. My niece fidgeted some more, pulling and shifting the fabric, and then asked, “Does this make me look fat?”

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Five Things

A weekly roundup of things I thought worth sharing—the inspiring, the thought-provoking, the things that helped get me through my week. This week: Otherhood, The Red Hand Files, some woo, Women and Power, and Adam’s dreadlocks.

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There Is No Finish Line

I saw the movie “Yesterday” this past weekend, about Jack Malik, a struggling musician, who after an accident, learns that he is the only person who remembers the Beatles. He becomes famous when he begins performing the songs as if they were his own.

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Five Things

Here you’ll find a roundup of things I thought were worth sharing—the inspiring, the thought-provoking, the things that helped get me through my week.

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Don't Just Wait. Do Something.

It’s been more a year a half now since I completed my MFA in creative writing. It’s been on my mind lately because my program—the Mile-High MFA—recently held its summer residency, and I was able to connect with a few people who were in town.

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Womanhood Does Not Equal Motherhood

Dear Jefferson County public library,

I think what you mean is “Celebrate Mothers.”

Best,

Child-free women literally everywhere

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Good Sentences

In Still Writing, Dani Shapiro quotes a list of instructions for writers by the poet Jane Kenyon. They include things such as, “Protect your time,” and “Feed your inner life.” The title for this post comes from this instruction: “Read good books, have good sentences in your ears.”

In the past, I’ve shared the “good sentences” I’m reading on Facebook. But sometime last year I realized that Facebook has taken the place of the quote journals I used to keep. Now I’m letting Mark Zuckerberg hold my favorite passages for me. Massive dislike.

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