Scrolling through pins of women smiling, holding cake and french fries.

So, maybe it’s my fault for going to Pinterest to search for helpful pins on binge eating disorder (BED). I figured there’s no harm to it. I consult Pinterest for a variety of information, maybe there’s an entire Pinterest community of people with BED sharing advice through the platform?


So, here’s what I do know…

I’ve rewritten and deleted and rewritten and deleted and rewritten this post and can’t seem to figure out how to talk about being voluntarily single without sounding:

  1. Bitter.
  2. Pathetic.
  3. Like I’m lying to myself.

I like being on my own and that isn’t exactly a novelty.

I am none of these things. I’m happy for those in relationships and am hopeful for…

It’s all fun and games until you become obsessed with your weight.

So, here’s what I know for sure:

  1. I don’t have a healthy relationship with food.
  2. I can become obsessive over getting everything “right.”

These two traits often lead to me consuming a lot of nutrition research, medical journals, and YouTube fitness influencer videos (Natacha Oceane is my favorite). Through this…

On social media, tribal epistemology, and cancel culture.

It has truly been a banner week for toxic internet culture. Just a few highlights:

  • Tati Westbrook, YouTube beauty influencer, uploaded a video formally disassociating herself from James Charles, another YouTube beauty influencer. The video — pointing to warrantless allegations of predatory sexual behavior — caused millions of fans to…

Lucero Cantu

A self-proclaimed conceptualizer with a penchant for hyperbole & abstract thinking. I work at the intersection of digital, politics, and unapologetic buffoonery

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