Let's Get Physical
I had come up with a plan for medically transitioning, which included taking testosterone. Then I found out what T does to your vocal cords.
“I don’t think it takes away from my being African or hides my features. I’m always like, if you don’t like something, change it.”
“I used to call him ‘Daddy’ — I still do that, but now sometimes there’s that weird moment of, ‘Oh, but you are one now.’”
To some, launching ashes into space might seem nontraditional or even extravagant. But more and more people are choosing this method of handling their remains.
“I think it’s definitely scarier when you need to do it versus just doing it preventatively.”
Wiping yourself after you poop or pee seems pretty straightforward, but you might be surprised to learn you’re doing it all wrong.
“I didn’t know that you could tear at the top of your vagina. I would have appreciated more information while I was pregnant.”
For most people, knowing how to poop comes naturally. For everyone else, there’s poop school.
After relinquishing control over my daily habits, I found a crucial lesson: It’s only worth it if it’s fun.
In this excerpt from You Just Need to Lose Weight and 19 Other Myths About Fat People, Aubrey Gordon outlines the challenges of flying while fat.