You're happy and successful. The wicked witch in me plots your demise. Why should you be succeeding when I'm not? In a fair world my (much larger) talent would be rewarded with bigger prizes than what you seem to be getting. You're cheerful and upbeat. The wicked witch in me plots how to get you to eat that poisoned apple. I think it might dampen those annoyingly cheerful … [Read more...] about Today I want to be the wicked witch
I've stopped at a red light and, contrary to my regular obliviousness, I actually look at the drivers in the cars next to me. I almost never do this. It's a little bit of a family joke that one of them can drive next to me for blocks, miles and I won't recognize them; I see the cars, but I don't actually "see" the cars. To me they're just moving objects. So when I look at … [Read more...] about I promise not to pluck my chin hair in public
"Big." "Chunky." "Plus-sized." These are all words my loved ones would use to describe my appearance. Others would just call me "fat." The medical community would use the word "obese." Strangers and acquaintances alike take it upon themselves to try to shame me, to make me understand the way that I'm destroying the world by insisting on being fat. There's an entire industry … [Read more...] about I am my own worst critic, A.K.A. who is that fat girl in the photo?
Have you ever wondered what happens the day after "happily ever after?" The day after the revolution? The day after you upend your entire life and change everything? I did that a few weeks ago -- changed my life. Well, sort of ripped it apart a little. Made a change that has an impact on everything. Now I'm wondering what I'm supposed to do next. We identify ourselves a … [Read more...] about I changed my life … now what?
At some point in the conversation I realize that he's been flirting with intent. I look at this man across the table from me, too young and too beautiful, and I smile at him. And then it dawns on me that he's been waiting for me to make the next move. We're sitting in a fashionable but semi-deserted hotel bar where I've been been entertaining him for the past few hours with … [Read more...] about What happens in the dim bar…