Let’s give the super-gross aspects of human existence a big ol’ hug.
Facing off pressure from all sides.
Waiting, wishing, and planning for change.
Knowing you’re allowed to love your body is only the first step.
How I realized that my physical self is, in fact, a part of me.
I totally wanted liposuction—until I got it.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of the sweet summer breeze.
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