This is my first written breast cancer story. Never did I think I would be so emotional, sitting in my general practitioner’s office crying because without even trying I lost seventeen (17) pounds of fat within a few months. But breast cancer does that to a person….. makes you cry, …
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Loveliness At Any Age
A health at every size short story on the lies we are told as women. You know, the media, where we ‘find out’ we are considered defective… less than beautiful. Soooo, did you hear the one about the plush girl? As a supporter of NAAFA, ASDAH, and HAES, I am republishing this one in honor of the statement just made by ASDAH for inclusion of fat representation in all fat program development to thwart the fat discrimination that is sweeping the nation and fully enhanced with junk science by the media. Picture, a pretty and slender girl’s photograph over this hornet-target, confidence-zinger, self-doubt-builder caption. “Do you think you are fat?” What does that mean? It means you are not pretty if you are fat. Be anything, but don’t be fat. That is the ultimate fat acceptance question. Do you think you are fat? The one that irks me the most.
Women’s fiction novels with main characters over age fifty-five, stories about relationships and self realization on the life journey. Women characters over sixty sharing the spiritual and emotional gifts, the physical changes. New dramas with more complex humor and strength than when younger. Some women who find they truly love for the first time. Some understand how to temper hate and pain when they thought it would never be possible.