So a couple of weeks back I asked you guys for advice about a YA panel I was moderating with two authors about discrimination and racism in YA literature, and you guys came through like only brilliant people can.
ETA: Thanks so much for the suggestions and help guys! I really appreciate everything. To clarify: this event was just sort of dropped on me and I'm doing the best I can with what I've got, but I don't have much power in this situation and I want to make sure that we can have an intelligent, respectful discussion and…
So I’m watching Aussie rules footy tonight (it’s like football with rugby and basketball? Stuff.) and one of the commentators (look, I know the sport, not their names, I’m doing relatively well all things considered) is having a whinge about how mean people are on social media because he didn’t know where a place was…
TW: Racism, SC, Charleston, idiots
THIS IS TOTALLY ABOUT MEEEE….
And now Mr Fat Caterpillar's family expects me to change my name. His grandfather commented on some random FB post (ABOUT FUCKING CORGIS, WHO WANTS TO BRING SOMETHING AS AMAZING AS CORGIS DOWN LIKE THAT???) that I wasn't a (maiden name) now, and that I needed to hurry up and change my name on Facebook.
March (like every other month) is a busy time for awareness. But right now I'm going to prattle on for a bit about endometriosis, a disease that has a huge effect on girls and women and the way they live their lives.
Soooo… this is completely unimportant but a lot of girls in a couple different endo support groups I belong to on the Book of Face have been talking about menstrual cups quite a bit lately, and someone linked to this HuffPo article, and I basically cannot get over how they refer to cups as being "goblet-shaped".
EDIT: Thank you guys so much for the help and advice- I've got an action plan for today (after I get a couple of hours of sleep) and some great suggestions for shipping stuff in bulk overseas. You guys area all amazing and wonderful, and I'm so grateful to be part of this community. Please take all of my love. TAKE…
For those of you following the adventures of Fat Caterpillar, I wanted to give a quick update since there hasn't been anything to say in about… 6 months? Ish? Maybe?
Until I go to work tonight but whatevers, I am wearing my new Star Wars leggings from Black Milk so you can't hurt me. I WILL NERD FOREVER.
Including one woman's brave journey into the scary land of fatness by eating a whopping 6500 calories a day to prove a point- fat people are fat because fat people want to be fat.
I was unsure if I was ever going to come back to GT as more than a stalker/occasional commenter, but I miss you guys soooo much that I can't imagine life without you. So to inaugurate the return of Fat Caterpillar Girl to the realms of GT, please share all your love/hate/dirty little secrets about the Diva Cup or Moon…
Hey friends, I know it's been a while but I need the Hivemind and I miss you all quite a lot!
TW death of a parent
For all your kind words and support. You guys are amazing, and I'm wishing you were actually here IRL right now to help me through this, because I think I've reached my limit on how much I can adult and something in my broke again today.
TW: death of a parent
TW: death, cancer