Monthly Archives: September 2011

Truly Beautiful?

EVERY BODY IS BEAUTIFUL!   No matter how you dress it up (or down) hatred of any kind is WRONG. Call it what you want: hate, discrimination, racism, sizeism, sexism, bullying, bigotry, mysogony, advertising (lol), it has many different names and faces but boils down to the same thing: humans of all different kinds deserve…

And this is the reason I did it!

Baring everything in the sake of broadening the defintion of beauty and giving our chidlren a chance at learning to love themselves as they are was why I put my own fragile feelings aside. 7 Days later I am glad I did it! See why….. Submitted on 2011/09/26 at 2:55 am Hey Ajay, caught you…

Pat yourself on the back Friday!

Okay so my arms were elbow high in bleach for the third time in three days as I tried to get the right amount of fade on this brand new army cammo t shirt to match the second hand dessert cammo pants that were bought for this weekend’s overnight camping air soft tournament Kai and…

Not such a small world after all!

It’s back to school time here in America and two weeks in I start to feel the pressures of  parent of a child on the autism spectrum as I begin to deal with the each of his new teachers, educating them on whatis is not “naughty” behavour versus “spectrum disorder” and so I can’t imagine how hard…

Well hung eggs!

Bullying will never go away and we are stupid to think it might. There is a term in nature called “survival of the fittest” and the reason some animals eat their young is they know that the weak or deformed newborn has little chance of survival and as such gets sacrificed for whatever reason nature…

The Femmys!

Wow, what a day! I’ve been on the phone with some radio interviews re posing nude for the NO H8 campaign Click Here to see New Idea magazine online and boy, have I ruffled some feathers (again!). There seems to be a debate about whether fat bashing is allowed because you can “do something about…

EVERY BODY IS BEAUTIFUL!

It is almost ten years since I woke up one fateful day, morbidly obese, a heart attack waiting to happen, lost, lonely and alone, filled with so much self loathing I no longer even bothered to care for myself in the simplest of ways – brushing my teeth a long forgotten ritual as was remembering…

Take a half a cup of cement and harden the f^*k up!

If it takes a village to raise a child then how does a single mom bring up a boy to become a man all on her own? I have baited plenty of hooks with squirming worms and managed to not throw up (at least not while he was watching). I’ve played with cars, guns and…

Precious gems everywhere

I watched Jimmy Kimmel pay tribute to his recently passed and obviously much loved Uncle  Frank in last night’s show. God, I cried like a baby and felt his loss like I had known him and Jimmy’s grief was so raw I wanted to reach through the screen and give him a hug and tell…

Love Yourself List!

Okay, well it is the first day back after 3 months of summer holidays. Wow America, I do not know how you function. It’s going to take me another 3 months to get back into routines. But back into it I am. I have cleaned this house from top to bottom (exorcising many demons along…