Creative nonfiction refers, but is not limited to the following: memoir, personal essay, short story, and interview.
Do you find yourself speaking very harshly to yourself when your body doesn’t conform to the ideal you hold in your head and praising yourself ONLY when it does? Do you find that you speak unkindly to yourself NO MATTER what your body shape… Continue Reading “Do You Only Accept Yourself if You Look a Certain Way?”
What the heck is going on with women’s bodies? That’s what I’ve been on a mission to learn, especially since being thrust into perimenopause and experiencing some digestive issues. So, I’ve been doing a lot of reading and podcast listening. Two sources have been… Continue Reading “Diary of a (Peri-) Menopausal Woman: What’s Really Going on with Our Bodies?”
What is body positivity? Body positivity refers to the assertion that all people deserve to have a positive body image, regardless of how society and popular culture view ideal shape, size, and appearance. Some of the goals of the body positivity movement include: Challenging… Continue Reading “Body Positivity Essay Contest”
My hair first started turning gray when I was around thirty-two years old. I was in grad school, and I chalked it up to being stressed. As soon as I saw the strand, front and center on the edge of my hairline, I made… Continue Reading “Diary of A Menopausal Woman: Why I Decided to Go Gray”
Please go check out my guest blog on MidlifeIt, called 10 Ways Perimenopause Helped Me Get My Sh*t Together. It’s authentic. It’s unapologetically me. It’s an actual account of how I feel in real time. I hope you enjoy. 10 Ways Perimenopause Helped Me… Continue Reading “10 Ways Perimenopause Helped Me Get My Sh*t Together”