Reflections

Who’s Afraid of Fat Bodies? Stamp Collecting and the Threat of Fat Activism

Lately, the body positivity movement has been making some cool steps forward in fat activism and the visibility of fat bodies in the media. It’s showing up more and more. Refinery29 is running their 67% project, based on the fact that plus-size women make up 67% of the population and resolving to show plus-size women in 67% of… Read more Who’s Afraid of Fat Bodies? Stamp Collecting and the Threat of Fat Activism

Filling the Well: The need for creative input

Creative Output: The 365 Challenge Last year, I took the 365K challenge from the Facebook group 10 Minute Novelists. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. I missed official signups for the challenge, so I completed it on my own, committing to writing an average of 1000 words a day for the entire year. I knew I would… Read more Filling the Well: The need for creative input

Maybe Three’s Not a Crowd: Polyamory Thoughts

Up until a few years ago, I knew I was monogamous. In fact, I knew my husband and I were both monogamous, and that neither of us was going to sleep with anyone else besides each other for the rest of our lives. Polyamory was not in the cards. I was curious about threesomes, about women,… Read more Maybe Three’s Not a Crowd: Polyamory Thoughts

Hit me with your best shot: Impact play and mindfulness

Yesterday, Kate on Girly Juice published a fabulous piece called Meditation, Mindfulness, & My Slutty Mouth, which among other topics, discussed the meditative quality she finds in giving blow jobs. It’s a great article, and you should read it. When I read the piece yesterday, I started thinking about my own relationship between sex and… Read more Hit me with your best shot: Impact play and mindfulness

Elia Recaps Her First Kink Convention (in MS Paint)

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend Geeky Kink New England, which is either described as “a geeky convention for kinksters” or “a kinky convention for geeks.” I first heard of this event during my research for Playing Knotty. I needed to find some kink conventions that Ian was likely to attend, and… Read more Elia Recaps Her First Kink Convention (in MS Paint)

I am the world’s worst wrapper of presents.

It’s time to come clean. With the Festivus “Airing of Grievances” yesterday, I’m in the spirit of honesty, and I need to get something off my chest. I’m terrible at wrapping presents. I used to think this was because I was buying the shitty wrapping paper that tears every time you look at it wrong,… Read more I am the world’s worst wrapper of presents.

Another White Woman Talks About Fall

My name is Elia Winters, and I’m a cliché. I love the shit out of Fall. Tomorrow is the first day of October. The nights are cool, temperatures dropping easily into the 40s at night, and the Hilltowns have already experienced their first frost of the season. The leaves are changing, because it’s New England and… Read more Another White Woman Talks About Fall