Obesity and Mental Illness Make Terrible Bedfellows

Her mother would have her strip naked, then slowly unspiral cling wrap around her daughter's prepubescent torso and thighs. When she was done, her mother sent her out into the family backyard, in the South Texas three-digit heat, and ordered her young daughter to mow the entire lawn in that tortuous ensemble. Listening to this while … Continue reading Obesity and Mental Illness Make Terrible Bedfellows

The Only Girl In Weightlifting Class

I spent the last two years of high school with this grueling schedule: 7am - 8am: color guard practice 8am - 4pm: honors courses 4pm - 6pm: marching band practice 7pm - 2am: work at my brother's store 3am - 6am: homework and maybe sleep You can imagine how difficult it was for me to … Continue reading The Only Girl In Weightlifting Class