Sunday, May 9, 2010
The gorgeous movie star-looking woman in the photo above, is my mom Marie Henriquez. Since 2003, I have missed her love, her strength, humor and determination every single day, as have my sisters. Though her presence is steady in how I parent my own children, my only regret is that she couldn't continue to be the awesome and fun grandmother she was already on track to become.
Yes, Hallmark makes a mint on a day like today, but any reminder to celebrate your mom, is usually a good thing. Don't forget the men out there, who parent children on their own, and raise families. Don't forget your grandmas, and godmothers, or any other person who 'mothers' you in any way.
So to everyone:
We hope this is a wonderful, happy and hopeful day!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Recently, one of my photos was submitted to a hateful and fatphobic (transphobic, ageist, etc etc) Facebook group: "There's a weight limit on leggings & skinny jeans."
I have posted photos of myself on the internet for years, and have copped a huge variety of flack (but WAY more compliments!) So I wasn't really upset that someone had taken a photo I had posted to an outfit website, and submitted it to this nasty group, after all it was just a matter of time – and who knows, more of my photos could be posted in any number of bigotry-filled hideyholes online. I have heard so many jabs at my fatness that insults just sound like caricatures of other insults these days, but for many other people it is really upsetting and distressing.
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Posted by: Daphne Strassmann