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The Sixth Year: American Sigh Story

Category: personal shit

Three Years of Sobriety: Pandemics, Relapse, Self-Love, Misc.

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Twenty-Five Life Lessons in Twenty-Five Years

Every year, come my birthday, I find myself wanting to do those “X life lessons in X years” sort of posts. And I always talk myself out of it, because I am still, fundamentally, a real dumbass with real dumbass energy underqualified to give anyone advice on anything other than what horror movie to watch, maybe.

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Sometimes, Surviving is Enough

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Compulsory Femininity, Womanhood, and Me

So, a big part of the last eighteen months or so, I have been asking myself a lot of questions about my gender identity.

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Every Good Thing Eating Disorder Recovery Has Done For Me

Remember when I said that I wasn’t going to talk much about my eating disorder recovery? What a gag. We’re back, bitches, and I want to talk to you recovery.

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Defective: Vaginismus, Sex, Pleasure, and Me

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The Story of Being Mentally Ill

Hi, I’m Lou, and I had a great childhood!

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Sexual Harassment, Eating Disorders, and the Quest to De-Woman Myself

I’m gaining weight.

Which is a neutral statement, really. Hell, even a positive one: I have more energy, I’m fitter, my skin is clearer.

But I don’t like it.

Trigger warning for discussions of sexual harassment and eating disorders.

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A Hypochondriac’s Guide to Hypochondria

So, a few months ago, I wrote An Insomniac’s Guide to Insomnia. And, with everything going in the world right now, I figured that it’s only time that I come down from on high to deliver to you my Hypochondriac’s Guide to Hypochondria.

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In Pursuit of Perfection (And Why I’ve Given Up On It)

For a really long time, I committed my life to what I saw as the pursuit of perfection.

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