Category: Body

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outrage

if you know me, you may know that i have a little problem–a small addiction, you might even say. to outrage. and this week i seem to have found more than a handful of...

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Growing up with disabled siblings

  By Maria  Of the six children born into my family, two are disabled.  The oldest child in the family, my brother T, has ADD, motor skill impairment, and various other moderate to severe...

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Power Outfits

What do you wear that makes you feel powerful? That’s the question that two artists — Tiffani Ludwig and Renee Piechocki — have asked 600 women. The results have been turned into exhibitions, installations,...

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S.A.D.ness 2008

Exactly one year ago today, I posted the following. I could have rewritten it nearly verbatim this winter — including Sunday night’s deboning of a chicken. Here’s the difference: this year I started my...

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Naked Strangers Make Me Uncomfortable

Nearly every weekday morning, I head to my local gym with baby in tow. He loves their kids’ club, and I love having time to work out, take a shower, and get dressed without...

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My leg: a letter to a young friend

I wrote the following letter to a young friend recently. He was interested in learning more about my prosthetic leg. =========== Dear [Young Friend]: I heard from your Dad that you’ve been learning about...

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Chieko Okazaki’s "Healing from Sexual Abuse"

Just after posting the “Law of Chastity” lesson, I thought about the landmark speech by Chieko Okazaki “Healing from Sexual Abuse.” One of my concerns when I attend lessons on chastity is that the...

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To Bleed or Not To Bleed

Earlier this week, the FDA approved Lybrel, an oral contraceptive which can be used to completely stop a woman’s menstrual cycle. Unlike traditional birth control pills which produce a period-like bleeding once a month,...