I Am

I Am You are pretty he said .. (I like you) She looked up in surprise I am not pretty I am beautiful She replied What’s the difference? He asked out loud (all I know is I want you) Pretty is what you can see Beautiful is everything I am Don’t be too distracted by … Read more

I Don’t Diet

My name is Liz, and I am 24. I am an artist and a maker; a sister and a daughter; the joker and comedic relief; a feminist and an ally; a body positive example and a fat activist; but maybe one of the most important parts of my identity, is I don’t diet. Yep, that’s … Read more

Losing My Virginity

I’ve been waiting so many years for this. Growing up, all my cousins did it, and apparently my parents. I always envied them. Once they did it, it was like they were changed people. Even though not everyone agrees with their decisions, they were still so proud and never second-guessed themselves. I wanted to join … Read more

Looking For Happiness (part 2 of the Body Image series)

I feel like I should be happier. I feel like losing 60 pounds should have made me happier. But weight loss doesn’t always equal instant happiness. I had mistakenly thought it would. I had a vision in my mind of how things would be, how I would look and how happy I would be once I made … Read more

From Puberty to Menopause….What Happened?

(update 9/18/20 — additional link from verywellhealth.com) When you’re a young teen and female life seems unbearable. Your hormones are raging, your body is changing, you start menstruating, and pimples seem to be popping out everywhere. And with all that and more going on you also try to make yourself presentable to someone that you … Read more

Body Image

I’m 36 years old, 5’5” tall, and weigh 161.0 lbs (as of 08/08/18). My starting weight was 219.2 lbs on 01/31/18. So let’s get this straight. I have NEVER been a skinny girl. I have always had more hips, boobs, and butt than most in my age group, no matter what age I was. I … Read more