Bodies

What do you mean there’s no nanobots? My first step in cancer genetic testing

What do you mean there’s no nanobots? My first step in cancer genetic testing

This post is about my decision to get genetic screening for cancer risk. It contains frank discussion about death, disease, mental health, and medical tests and procedures. Early in 2013 when my dad was just 54 he died from a recurrence of esophageal cancer. I […]

Temporarily Embarrassed Thin People: Why Internalized Fatphobia Hurts Fat Liberation

Temporarily Embarrassed Thin People: Why Internalized Fatphobia Hurts Fat Liberation

We have all seen this happen in a comment thread. Someone will post something fatphobic—let’s say, an article that positions fat bodies as something to be avoided, or weight gain as the scariest thing that can happen to a person—and a fat person (or several) […]