Living with Body Dysmorphia

I’m 47 and I have body dysmorphea.  There, I’ve said it.  I’ve said what so many fear to admit.  I have had an ongoing battle with my body since I was a pre-teen.  My journey and struggles are probably pretty similar to many women out there – I’m sure my story is not special or unique. And I believe that it is how we choose to deal with those struggles that define who we are.  What exactly is body dysmphea?...more

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: The Lady Thing I Won't Talk About. Even With Feminists.

So, I have been thinking (ahahaha, I know, right?  Because we ladies, we NEVER do that too much.  Sigh).  And it was because of the Jezebel post about the MTV True Life episode, which I just watched, on Body Dysmorphic Disorder. ...more

I could have written this post. Actually you have said exactly what I have been trying to ...more

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who's the Fairest Mommy of Them All?

Vices. We all have 'em. Renee over at Cutie Booty Cakes wrote a post about vices that inspired me to look deep down (real deep, let me tell you) and discover what my worst vice is. I have discovered it and it is that (OK, deep breath) I AM VAIN. Well, at least that is what I thought at first. Then I looked up the definition of vanity:  vain adj. vain-er, vain-est 1. Not yielding the desired outcome; fruitless: a vain attempt. ...more