Yep, I tried it! Snapped this selfie fresh out of the shower and still with my post-workout hair. No makeup, no filters. No cancer either… that I know of.
On the scale of Things That Irritate Me, “cancer awareness” is pretty close to the top. That phrase ranks right above people who lick their fingers at the dinner table and Karl Lagerfield’s cat Choupette and just below Miley Cyrus’ tongue film, for things that make me grind my teeth so hard the vein on my neck starts to throb. Did you know approximately 50% of all people will develop some type of cancer during their lifetime? So why, exactly, are we trying to “raise awareness” of something that is as common as being born male? Is there really anyone who looks at the word “cancer” and only thinks of astrology??
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Happy NEDA week, everyone! This week – February 23 to March, 1 2014 – is National Eating Disorders Awareness week and I’ll admit that I wasn’t going to post about it at first. Mostly because I feel like I write so much about eating disorders on this blog that it’s kind of NEDA all the time here. I’ve had eating disorders for decades, they’ve been with me for more of my life than not, and I’ve been very public about my struggles with them and my continuing recovery. My archives are full of posts about how I developed my EDs, what kinds I’ve had, what treatments I’ve been through, what setbacks I’ve had, my body image and endless posts about what I’ve learned. I didn’t think I had anything left to say on the subject, frankly.
And then two things happened: