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Hidden eating disorders

“Imposter.” That’s the word Kay* used to describe the way she felt while receiving treatment for an eating disorder at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. “I was convinced the entire time in the hospital that I didn’t have to be there,” Kay said. “I was convinced I wasn’t sick because I knew people who had it…

Giving avant-gardism the bird

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. That mischievous three-year old got into the paint-set again. She dipped her fingers in a couple of different colors and splat them on the canvas in random twirls. You’ll probably buy a $10 bright blue frame using your Amazon Prime account and put this in it. That way, she can laugh at her artistic proclivities when she’s older and has moved onto drawing female nudes in exquisite detail.

Sources and soundbites

When I first read “The Wife’s Lament,” an Old English elegiac poem from the 10th century, I did not think it would upend my thinking about our recent 2018 midterm elections. I glanced at the Old English words and saw nothing but a riddle. Some of the letters weren’t even the same. How could I…

Virginia Woolf and #MeToo

“So boasting of her capacity to surround and protect, there was scarcely a shell of herself left for her to know herself by.” – Virginia Woolf, “To the Lighthouse” I’d like to argue that the model of femininity sketched and critiqued by Virginia Woolf in her arresting novel, To the Lighthouse,” intersects with the provoking questions…