Street Harassment 101

[Trigger warning: Street harassment] I was standing outside a bar tonight, chatting with a couple of guys, normal “nice to meet you” chit-chat sort of stuff. It’s Halloween week, so a lot of the college kids out partying tonight were dressed in costumes.  One girl walked by in a dress with the bodice covered in…

Ramblings On The Body, Beauty, and Self-Presentation

“I’m eating so unhealthy,” he said, “I’m not getting like obese or anything but I used to be so thin, in college. I miss that.” My knee-jerk reaction to the word “thin” is scrambling to figure out how I can de-fuse the conversation and move away from all the potential body-shame. “Eh,” I said casually,…

A Note On My Recent Absence

Hello friends.  You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging lately, and you might even have been a bit worried given the dark tone of my past couple of posts.  I’ll admit I have been spiraling downward a bit, but mostly I’ve been quite busy.  I’m writing this rather substanceless entry just as an update,…