The Watermelon Dress

Here's a little story about a red dress. It was written for submission to Elle magazine's "The ____ That Changed My Life" contest, the blank being an item of clothing. Everything in this essay really happened; however, I confess that no item of clothing has ever profoundly changed my life. Regardless, please indulge me as I explore one dress that has been with me on a long journey... … [Read more...]

Lose 10 lbs in 365 Days by Smashing the Patriarchy!

Happy New Year! Was 2013 as difficult for you as it was for me? There were no big catastrophes to speak of but, starting from about April on, I began to suspect that I was being haunted by a gently malevolent pleasure-zapping demon. So WELCOME 2014! Please don’t suck. I have made a less boring resolution this year. I’m a big fan of new beginnings, but in the last 2 years my resolutions have been downright … [Read more...]