Here’s another beautiful image captured by the talented and beautiful @yulischeidt 💖
Yesterday I got to celebrate my friendship with my BFF @naamby_paamby. We’re so used to celebrating our romantic partnerships in photographs, but what about our friends and chosen family? ⠀ ⠀ Natalie has been with me through seven different partnerships in the ten plus years we’ve been besties and I have no doubts that she’ll be with me til the end of days, when we’re two super fashionable old ladies.⠀ ⠀ Would highly recommend contacting the incredibly talented @yulischeidt for some bestie photo magic
Yesterday @naamby_paamby told me she had to run back inside to grab her phone because she wanted to take a photo of how beautiful I looked and it was such a loving and affirmative moment. Have been dealing with a pretty bad flare up these last few weeks and it becomes hard to feel good about how I look and when I feel at such odds with my body. Sometimes these little acts can make a big difference for folks living with chronic pain 😘
I’m so grateful that folks trust me to do the work that I do. Last night @tanyaneumeyer and I facilitated our “Queer and Trans Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs” workshop for a second time and it was just magic. Being in a room full of folks who want to be better allies fills my heart with so much hope. Thanks @makelemonadeco for inviting us to do this important work 💖
Wow wow wow wow wow! Last night was so magical and powerful that I’m almost speechless. There are not enough words to express my gratitude to all of the speakers and all of those who came to hear these vital stories. I still can’t process that close to 200 of you showed up last night. Sometimes it’s easy to think that this thing you care about isn’t something other people think about. But last night you proved me wrong. We need to share stories about sick bodies, fat bodies, mad bodies, and all the other bodies that disrupt ableist narratives of what a body should be. Here’s hoping we can continue to support each other in doing this work! . . . . #chronicillness #illness #disability #mentalhealth #bodies #unrulybodies #feminism #story
Here’s what 33 looks like! Thanks to all of the pals and loved ones who’ve already made this day so special! Can’t believe that Unruly Bodies is happening tonight and that being on a stage, looking at those I love, is just a thing I get to do today 💖
This is a week of so many nice things happening and I kinda don’t know how to cope. My trauma brain says “You don’t deserve this” and “Enjoy it while it lasts.” I’m trying to push back against those scripts and invite in all of the wonderful things, like this interview with @levianacoccia for @aquarteryoung. Thank you for the incredibly thoughtful questions and for wanting to highlight the things I do in the world 💖💖💖. Link in bio! . . . . . 📸: @jesslaforetphoto
Had the nicest pre-birthday lipstick making time at @bitebeauty with two of my besties! Nothing like custom lipstick to make this cancer baby super pleased with life
Today I decided to shave my armpits for the first time in over a year and immediately regretted it. I’ve always had an ambivalent relationship to armpit hair — both hating that women have been told to shave their body hair and not wanting to waste anymore energy on body hair removal and at the same time having moments where I feel repulsed by my hairy armpits. Now I feel repulsed by my non-hairy armpits and that doesn’t feel good either. Basically this is my way of saying #thankspatriarchy 🖕
Portland was more incredible than words and now I’m back in Toronto and I want to have all the hangs and tell you all about how much I cried. HMU Toronto bbs! Let’s be the tacos have a chill time 💜
Yesterday I cried in a room full of strangers, wrote a thing that my writing instructor called “exquisite,” hung out in a rose garden with my bestie and told there that the one thing I knew would help me get grounded again was a GF pizza, which we then went and ate, and was home with a face mask on by 10pm. Portland has been a real roller coaster of emotions and I’m really grateful that the grieving January version of me decided to splurge on this trip.
Yesterday was the first day of my writing workshop and it was more amazing than I could have expected. I cried a lot and got to connect with a room full of strangers and I got to write in the presence of one of my fav authors. Here’s to seeing what day 2 holds in store!