I was interviewed by Between a Rock and a Card Place's Caroline Cala Donofrio and I think it went pretty well actually
Hearing men talk about body stuff is great. I literally just finished writing about this and am feeling weird about hitting publish.
Just read the rest of the questions and ACHOO ACHOO ACHOO!!!
1.7. thank you for sharing. body stuff is a big gulf of OOF.
I like that your writing is about both humor and vulnerability. Every time I read one of your posts, I like to try to read between the lines and find you.
Body dysmorphia is a thing, and I’m glad you are vocalizing it! I’m feeling it tremendously in my own ruminations as I gear up for my wedding in a few months… There’s a lot of noise out there… Only listen to the most important voice in your head, it belongs to you, and your body is just a container for all of the amazing writing, parenting, giving and loving that you do for the world :-)
I loved this. Reading people’s vulnerabilities is so comforting. If only some of the older generations had known that most people feel just as shit, confused and scared as they did!
I so agree, the imagination of children is immense - and as an artist, their ability to be completely free and unselfconscious with their drawing is enviable and inspiring!
It’s not really advice, but I’ve always found lines from musicals comforting and ones I come back to. Plus, you say them to yourself as advice, and then you can sing them for extra oomph. Que Sera Sera sung by Doris Day for the times I am extra worried, “Many a New Day” from Oklahoma when I need optimism and “Cool” from my favourite film, Westside Story (the 1962 version) for when I am stressed out!!
Also, my dad always said “fuck it” is a good rule of thumb when trying to make a decision. Which is the thing you choose when you think “fuck it”! Always helps you make the right decision.
Another great post, thanks Alex!
yOu are a funny G00ber
So glad she shared your interview, was happy to find a new awesome account to subscribe to! Love your refreshingly light and funny take on real life stuff. Excited to read more :)
I appreciate the real story. Weight/body image struggles are an awful lot more common than most of us would care to admit.