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What happens when you don't know if you don't know someone...

'Sorry, I Don't Recognize You:' Living With Face Blindness

Everybody's compensating for something, right? In my case, I am compensating for Read...
Jennifer Lovy    |   03.2.17   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Secret Relationships With Fat Women

When we both moved to San Francisco in our 20s, she moved to a wealthy neighborhood and I moved into a neighborhood where old men had phone sex on Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   03.2.17   |   SHARE
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"I had to reckon with the fact that people do this to other people, that men do this to women, that my body had been coopted and turned into a repository for someone else’s shame."

Take The Cake: Is Fatness A Superpower?

This week in Babecamp we were talking about Sarai Walker’s novel Dietland. The main character Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   02.23.17   |   SHARE
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The comments I get, you would not believe. (Image Credit: Kristi Pahr)

Life As A 39-Year-Old With Fully Gray Hair

I found my first gray hair when I was 12 years old. Twelve. I had gray hair before I had a period. Pretty much all my life I’ve had graying or gray Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   02.23.17   |   SHARE
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I woke up quickly when everything was over, and although I was told I should expect that I would feel weird, I felt pretty good.

Navigating IVF: Retrieval Day 

On the day before Valentine’s Day, I had egg retrieval. Nothing says romance like sticking a literal needle through the walls of your vagina, amirite? Read...
Stephanie Rodriguez-Moser    |   02.22.17   |   SHARE
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“"Have a burger for God’s sake,” “You’re a twig,” “Are you anorexic?”

"Lucky": The Plight Of The Naturally Skinny Girl 

I don’t care about my weight. But other people do. Read...
Lauren DePino    |   02.20.17   |   SHARE
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This is not a pretty story, but it is a true one.

That Time I Had A Hole In My Vagina (Not THAT Hole)

I love the concept of the divine yoni: of the beautiful and powerful nature of femininity, of being a creator and life-giver, and of vaginas being Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   02.17.17   |   SHARE
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Having a compulsive need to workout is a struggle to overcome.

I Skipped The Gym & That's Okay

Living with OCD and overcoming compulsions or obsessions is not a linear process. I’ve had several bouts of compulsions in my life, and even if I’ve Read...
Anonymous    |   02.17.17   |   SHARE
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