‘’I Don’t Have an Eating Disorder, I’m Just Obsessed with Health’’ and Other Lies I Told Myself

One bite of a sandwich? Write it down. An extra piece of fruit? That’s okay, I’ll be at the gym for at least an hour later. Do these pants fit yet? No, but I’ll give myself two more weeks to get into them. Not long ago, being ‘healthy’ was on my mind 95% of the …

A Taxi in Spain

Avert my eyes So you don't think My smile is an invitation Speak to you rudely lest you mistake my kindness for a yes Use it against me as you press your body closer to mine Young, blond, and white in a foreign country. Sounds like the recipe for a mistake, right? I was 19, …

Ocean Power

As the boat slapped the waves, I looked across the ocean. The mist from the waves against the side sprayed my face. The large ones brought us up high, and dropped us hard. I felt my body react with fear when my belly lifted into free fall. I've always connected to water in a unique …