Fat Hate: TV Edition

Picture this: A woman asks a man if he’s ever eaten a specific fast-food item. The man gestures at his thin, muscular body and says “Please” in a sarcastic tone. Would this scene make you laugh? Would it bother you? Would you recognize the fat hate? The idea that thin …

Doing Your Best

Are you feeling a lot of pressure to accomplish great things because of all your supposed free time? Are you suddenly supposed to be a teacher? Are you trying to adjust to working full-time from home, or not working at all? Are you still adjusting to being around the people …

There’s No Right Way to Do the Apocalypse

I know things have been really quiet over here, but as usual, I’m sharing a lot of stuff on a pretty regular basis over on the Facebook page. Today I’m sharing something that I originally wrote over there, because I think it deserves as wide an audience as possible. *** …

Much Ado About Noom

A play in one act. A woman walks down the street. Her name is You. Two slim men approach. Let’s call them Artem and Saeju. Both are holding colorful brochures. Money spills from their pockets. They forcefully hand you a brochure. You: What’s this? Two Thin Men: It’s revolutionary! You: …

Grow With Me

Happy 2020, friends! (I know, it’s been awhile. I’ve been pretty active over on Facebook, though, and you can also find me on Instagram and Twitter. Join in the conversation!) Before we get to the growth part of this post, I want to take a minute, here at the start …

What You’re Worth

If we aren’t what we were, what are we worth? This thought came to mind this morning after I listened to the latest episode of a podcast hosted by my college friend Tara and her girlfriend Julianne. In it, they mention Big Fit Deal, and talk about how I walk …

The Measure of My Mother

I wrote a version of this as an audition piece for a local production of Listen to Your Mother. I wasn’t chosen for the show, but that means I get to share what I wrote here with all of you. Happy Mother’s Day! I am twice the woman my mother …

We Need to Talk About Thor

*SPOILERS AHEAD! TURN BACK IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN AVENGERS: ENDGAME* No, really, I’m going to spoil a big part of the movie, so if you want to see it and be surprised, click the little X in the corner and walk away now. This is your last warning! **** HERE …

Be That Party

Friends, have you watched Shrill on Hulu yet? No? Go watch it right now—I’ll send you my Hulu log in, for real. I’ll wait while you catch up. So good, right? It was like watching the last ten years of my life distilled into three hours. Aidy Bryant is fantastic …

An Open Letter to JCPenney

Dear Mr. Tysoe, It’s my understanding that, as the chairman of the board at JCPenney, your job is to ensure the company makes money for its shareholders. So I’m hoping you can explain to me why when I visited the JCPenney at Marketplace Mall in Rochester, New York, this weekend, …