Diamonds and pearls: the Met Gala, Kardashians and patriarchy, and everything wrong with this country

I used to be obsessed with fashion. Staring at magazines, learning new trends, it was exhilarating. It also fueled a skinny girls deathly desire to be thin. I watched celebrity award shows and the Met Gala with stars in my eyes. Glittering gowns cascading down red carpets. I dreamed of beauty and pearls and diamonds. Designer… Continue reading Diamonds and pearls: the Met Gala, Kardashians and patriarchy, and everything wrong with this country

Fat

After jogging a mile around the park, I sit relaxing in the shade. I place a hand on my belly starting to develop into a round bump. “Oh, are you pregnant?” A mother at the park asks me. “Yes. I’m at the point where I just look pudgy, not pregnant.” There’s an apology in my… Continue reading Fat