• Katie Fliegel

    granola bowls or porridge?

    breakfasts with body dysmorphia

    April 25, 2019
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    Content Warning: Eating disorders, body hatred, body dysmorphia  The best weekends of my life have always begun the same way: with a “healthy” breakfast of granola, strawberries, chocolate chips, and brown sugar. Episodes of This is Us keep me company as I eat. In these golden days of old, this delectable cocktail proved a source of reprieve […]

    breaking the silence

    ibuprofen, physical therapy, and generational pain

    April 12, 2019
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    Ibuprofen is the duct tape of the medicinal world (that and Vicks VapoRub). I’ve had the misfortune of dealing with empty bottles of Advil and prescription-grade ibuprofen for my chronic pain for a portion of my life. And despite greater medical access since packing up my things and moving across the country, the once-magical effects […]

    campo girls vs. gilmore girls

    the realities of single parenting

    March 8, 2019
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    I am the only person I know who drunk-calls their mom instead of their ex. In a slurred half-cry, I’ll tell her I miss her and then ask what she thought of last week’s episode of The Bachelor. In the way that a normal person might have a best friend, someone to FaceTime every night […]