Here’s a question I run into frequently — pretty much anytime I run into stories or online forums where other people have brought up my current situation and advocacy for lipedema patients.

Here on this platform, I’ve run into folks saying they want to know what would happen if I…

Finally, we see what intentional filmmaking can do.

Warning! Spoilers ahead, folks, if you haven’t seen the movie.

When I first saw previews for Disney’s new computer-animated film Encanto, I didn’t pay nearly enough attention. What I thought I saw was a visually stunning, upcoming story with catchy music and — hopefully — greater representation of Latinx characters.

Life after trauma & addiction can make the world a better place.

My sister Bethany is five years my senior, and she’s the only person on earth who understands what it was like to have been raised by our mom. Beth and I… we grew up dirt poor in a surprisingly violent single-mother household.

I don’t talk a whole lot about the…

“It’s the exact opposite of who I am…”

Recently, “sad Batman” actor Ben Affleck sat down for a two-hour heart-to-heart with Howard Stern to discuss his latest project The Tender Bar, and the conversation delved a lot into getting sober—plus his widely-publicized split from Jennifer Garner, with whom he shares three kids aged 16, 12, and 9.

According…

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