Category: Body

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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,...

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Your Mom's Jeans

I struggle constantly with trying to balance my desire to dress fashionably with my need to dress comfortably and appropriately for my age. And I have a few pairs of “Mom Jeans” [Note:Though none...