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On the Pitfalls of Parenting

Being a parent is really hard. I’m tempted to stop this post there– everyone will agree with me and really, enough said. But alas, I have a story to tell. The other day someone I sort-of know (we are in the same writing community, but don’t know one another terribly well) posted an article about…

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Virginia Shreves vs. Judy Blume: The Evolution of Literary Fat Girls (and One Boy)

Virginia Shreves is the protagonist of Carolyn Mackler’s Printz Honor Book The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (Bloomsbury 2003) and its excellent sequel, The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I (Bloomsbury May 2018). If you don’t know Virginia, you should. She’s awesome. The sequel begins right where the original left off: Virginia has…

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If You Know One Person with Autism…

Those of us in the autism community know how this common statement ends: “If you know one person with autism, you know one person with autism.” This refers to the fact that the autism spectrum disorder is indeed a giant spectrum– infinite, actually. So while there are many traits in common for people with autism,…

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Ziggy and Betty Crocker vs. 2018: A RANT

I recently finished Landwhale by Jes Baker, one in a string of several body positivity memoirs I’ve read partly as research… and, if I’m being honest, partly as my own therapy. The first part is working great, thanks for asking: lots of excellent research for my book, Me and the Mirror Girl, the story of…

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