Fat Shaming, Ghosting, and Our Love of Trees
Women of all ages know the tyranny of body image struggles, and this week one Woolfer, Jen Dee, offers an ode to fat girls everywhere. It’s food for thought on one end of the spectrum, and we’re thrilled to share her voice, while also embracing the other side: we should all/each be able to express whatever we feel about our bodies — good/bad, thin/fat, shameful/proud, despairing/encouraged — and have it be ok.
Also this week: beloved moderator (and Raging Gracefully co-host) Hillary Richard shares her experience of being ghosted by her best friend, a scenario that’s all too common but really not talked about much.
What else has us excited this week? We watched Serena Williams from the edge of our seats, and we love her so very much, final be damed. We’re also super excited for remake #4 (1937, 1954 and 1976, and now!) of A Star is Born, out October 5 and starring hottie Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga! Barbra Streisand is definitely honorary Woolfer material, and we’ll be watching with her in mind…
Our Ed-in-Chief had given up on ever finding a mascara that didn’t smudge or flake, until on a whim she tried Thrive Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara (a cheaper and easier alternative to actual lash extensions, although we do love those, too). This stuff is uh-mazing! Not only does it stay put throughout the day, but it washes off easily at night. Plus, it’s vegan, cruelty-free, and, best of all, for every purchase the company helps a woman in need.
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Grief and Gratitude with Jenny Douglas
OCTOBER 3 – BROOKLYN, NY
Whether your aching heart comes via the (recent or long time ago) end of a relationship, the death of someone close, a serious illness, or some other difficult loss, in this intimate workshop we’ll meet each other right where we are. We’ll lie down in the woods together and—with the help of writing experiments, contemplation, poetry and bearing witness—explore ideas of grief and anger, despair and forgiveness, freedom and gratitude.
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