Miscarriage of Hope

Blog title miscarriage of hope brown

You can survive the loss of a dream that didn’t. I was finally pregnant again after surviving two soul-pummeling miscarriages. I held my breath through the first trimester, having twice learned the hard way that I couldn't afford to be even vaguely hopeful until at least the three-month … [Read more...]

When Women Say UGH I AM SO FAT

Blog title ugh i am so fat

Why some women fat-shame themselves in front of other, often larger, women (and how to respond). It’s a scene as old as time: People - usually women - are together somewhere when one suddenly breaks out with “Ugh, I’m so fat.” Often, the woman talking isn’t. Often, the woman/women she’s … [Read more...]

How to Eat Like a Normal Person

blog title how to eat like a normal person

Why I quit trying to eat like a normal person, and how I finally managed to do it. The kitchen is empty. I reach up to get at what’s left of the birthday cake on the counter. I grab what I can and shove it into my mouth just as my mother walks in. I freeze, hoping she won’t notice my bulging … [Read more...]