In Case You Missed It: My Top Ten Takeaways From the HAES® Master Class

Last week, fifteen amazing speakers joined me for the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Master Class.


Fear of The Scarlet Letter “H”

Q. Logically, I know that if I can get a pimple/blemish on any other part of my body, then it stands to reason that my girl bits could also get what seems like a pimple. That doesn’t stop a small voice in me from freaking out, like, “OMG, I have some sort of horrible disease […]

Op Ed

Cosmo, Gaslighting, and How We See “Crazy”

Gaslighting – one of the tools of an abuser to make one doubt their reality. It plays on the fear of what people do to those with mental health disabilities to isolate and control. It’s also, according to a recent Cosmopolitan article, merely “naughty.”

Mental Illness

Caregiving: Stigma

In last week’s caregiving article, I wrote about The Diagnosis and mentioned stigma. Stigma came up in the comments, too. It’s something that’s been on my mind for a while, but I’m aware that it is something encountered in so many different ways.


Thirty Years and Here We Are: World AIDS Day

The first case of AIDS was reported on June 5, 1981 in Los Angeles. Back then, it was only identified as Pneumocystis pneumonia, a form of a compromised immune system that, while wasn’t HIV/ AIDS, indicated an immunocompromised patient who had no real reason to be sick. Since that day in 1981, an estimated 25-30 million people […]