Holey, Not Holy: Why I Got My Nose Pierced

Holey, Not Holy: Why I Got My Nose Pierced

Anorexia has made me a very judgmental person. Well, anorexia, and also growing up in South Florida. (I’m not kidding. If you’re from Boca, then you know that the second you turn your back, at least five women are bitchily judging you from behind it.) I’m a very...
Sex, Shame, and Swimming Lessons

Sex, Shame, and Swimming Lessons

When I was about 3 and a half years old, we moved to Florida, and my parents enrolled me in swimming lessons. As a child, I would get sick often with migraines and sinus infections, and every time I put my face under the chlorinated water, I’d end up with splitting...