Hello! My name is Jill and I am fat. (Hi, Jill). It is important for me to tell you this because I want to make sure there are no illusions or misunderstandings about what this blog is and who I am. Fat is not a four letter word in my world. It is not an… Continue reading Coming Out As Fat
When I started The Year of the Phoenix in January 2012, I had just turned 30 and wanted to discuss life as a thirtysomething. It quickly became clear, however, that readers were most interested in my physical transformation, so about six months later I rebranded as a "healthy living blog." Let's be real: it… Continue reading Rising From the Flames Yet Again
Tuesday evening I had the great fortune of attending an author event and book signing for Jes Baker and her latest memoir, Landwhale. I fucking love Jes Baker, y'all. Her previous book, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls was just incredible and I cannot wait to read my (signed!) copy of Landwhale. Having followed… Continue reading Chairs & Stairs: On Making Spaces Welcoming for Larger Bodies
Disclaimer: I was given a discount on my ticket for blogging about this event and the venue spaceOver the weekend, I had the opportunity to hang out with some fellow local bloggers for a blogging meetup! The event was hosted at Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals, which is this really incredible space here in Cleveland… Continue reading Blogger Meet Up at Borrow!
Last weekend, BC and I stopped by the Y in our city and reupped our lapsed memberships! I didn't realize how much I had missed it until I started going this week for the first time in a loooooong time.Here are the five reasons I'm really glad to have a membership again:1. ConvenienceWhen BC and… Continue reading 5 Reasons I’m So Excited to Have a YMCA Membership again