Dear Face,

Let’s talk about your rosacea.
I’ve been thinking of writing to you for a while about this, but I’ve put it off. Then yesterday, an acquaintance’s Instagram post about her own rosacea got me thinking more about your struggles.
I remember the shame I felt the first time I realized that strenuous exercise would turn you redder than hot lava. I was almost fourteen, and I was trying out for the high school cheer squad (team?). In addition to Lungs sucking wind because they weren’t used to so much intense aerobic activity, you flushed a deep purply red.

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Dear Forearms,

The sensation created a synesthetic crackling that reverberated in my body. And of course, it’s left you tender and bruised. And also looser. And healing.

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Two Book Reviews: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk about Fat and One To Watch

I highly recommend both books, and if you can read them in close proximity, I think it will deepen your appreciation for both.

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Mica Gadhia’s Body Love Note

our bodies, just as they are, is community work.

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The Nastygram Narrative

I used to say the meanest, cruelest things to myself. I still do, but now I catch myself and try something different. In this video, I share about the last time I injured my knees and how I managed to shut up that mean voice in my head.

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It’s More Important Than Ever to Love on Ourselves

Encouraging women—ALL who identify as women—to accept, respect, and even love their bodies is more critical than ever.

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