I don't want to put the specifics on loud speaker, but here's the gist. I've had the foundations of my life shaken. Old trauma was brought into new, brighter, meaner light. I can't think about a time of this year without my heart pounding, my breath quickening, and my eyes welling up.
You know what's weird? No one used to ask me the awkward questions because I was obviously awkward enough. "Do you have a boyfriend?" Not once. "When are you going to get married?" Nope. Once, a near-family member said to me, "You know, getting married is something you should really think about doing," in her … Continue reading “We’re not taking requests.” (Whatever Wednesday)
Guys and girls, this is my 25th post! Although this week hasn't been very productive, exciting, or especially memorable, I'm so proud of this blog's progress over the past 6 weeks. Thank you to all of you who read this blog and have made it more promising than I might ever have imagined! This week, … Continue reading Quick Thoughts Friday: Week 6
Perhaps the craziest thing about marriage is that you can get divorced. You can talk all you want about the commitment two people have made to one another, babble about their squabbles, and wonder at how they've made it work for so long, but I think people often have a hard time separating the two … Continue reading “Duck* ’em.” (Marriage Monday)
For those of you who read the title fully, I'm about to be redundant. Barely Rebellious has been up and running for five weeks. I was super pumped when I started it and I'm even more excited about it now that I've gotten into a good rhythm - and forgiven myself for having a life … Continue reading Quick Thoughts Friday: Week 5
I was going to write about my hair. My hair, which has sheltered me from so much, which has hidden my face when I'm ashamed, which has been my security blanket since I finally stopped carrying my beloved Blawnklie around. Besides the time I grabbed the bathroom scissors at age three, I have never deliberately … Continue reading From scars into sunshine
Today, we'll be digging into the other main type: hormonal methods. Hormonal methods are much more effective - provided they're used correctly. They're also the ones that are more taboo, especially in religious circles. People seem to object to the very way they work - some types more than others. Their history is fairly convoluted and the … Continue reading Contraceptionist part 2
Contraception, probably most colloquially known - these days - as "birth control," is today's taboo topic. Too often we are led to believe there are two types of birth control: condoms and "the Pill." As an aside, I think it's amusing that, 65 years after contraceptive pills began being researched professionally, we still often refer … Continue reading Contraceptionist part 1 (Whatever Wednesday)