Well hello there old friends (and new friends).
I've started to write the "I'm back!" post about 10 times, and I get through the first two lines before giving up and moving on to something else. This is a hard post to write - I want to catch-you-up, but I don't really know where to start. It's not that I haven't written any blog posts since my last one in October 2020. I've written about a lot of things - from racism to healing to relationships and everything in between. At some point I just lost my nerve to post. Sharing the intimate details of what I was going through felt insignificant. It was both an acknowledgement that everyone has gone through so much the past couple of years and a product of being in survival mode myself. If there's one thing that drains all of the creativity out of someone, it's being in survival mode. I know there's more than one or two of you out there who understand this very well! So here's what I'm going to do. I am going to post the stuff I wrote a while back, and try to fill in the holes here and there - the biggest one being the health issues I've been dealing with for the past year. I'm hoping to be able to provide some fresh insight into what it's like having a disability while living in a larger body and how that has exposed my own internal fatphobia, among other things. My goal is to inject a bit of humour here and there because that's just who I am ;) I hope all of you have been surviving, if not thriving! I've missed you all and please use these posts as an excuse to reach out and re-connect. I've really missed everyone's faces :) Heart you!