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Posts Tagged: body image

Tracing the Wolf

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To brand myself with something I feared and sought to subdue seemed like a reclamation.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Soft Butch”

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For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be strong, to be tough. I didn’t want to be soft.

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Encouraging Messiness: A Conversation with Melissa Broder

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Melissa Broder discusses her new novel, MILK FED.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Forsyth Harmon

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“Yes: in terms of an authorial presence, I tried to tread lightly.”

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Divestment

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Secrecy stitched us a fraudulent reality. Denial masqueraded as hope.

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Fool Me Once

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The first time I had my breasts removed was hard. The second time, less so.

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Milked

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I mourn for my body, for the toll the world has taken on it.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Brave Is a Decision”

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I’d crossed a line and owned a new secret life. There was no going back.

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Let Our Rage Become a Storm: Kelly Grace Thomas’s Boat Burned

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In this collection, women are “vesseled,” carrying the burdens of our culture.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #218: Rufi Thorpe

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“It doesn’t matter your gender or your sexual orientation; you can disorder your eating.”

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Chelsea Bieker

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Chelsea Bieker discusses her debut novel, GODSHOT.

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The Thread: Hairy Mary Full of Grace

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What a strange depiction. Mary, mother of Jesus, covered in hair.

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Reimagining Jesus: A Conversation with Savannah Sipple

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Savannah Sipple discusses her debut collection, WWJD AND OTHER POEMS.

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Both the Wound and the Healing: Talking with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

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Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman discusses her debut memoir, SOUNDS LIKE TITANIC.

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Smoke Screen

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I am an oracle who, while dispensing answers to all those who seek them, cannot predict my own future.

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Writing Back to History: A Conversation with Kiese Laymon

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Kiese Laymon discusses his new memoir, HEAVY.

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Smart Girls, Weird Magic: Talking with Kendra Fortmeyer

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Kendra Fortmeyer discusses her first novel, HOLE IN THE MIDDLE.

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A Lumpy, Misshapen Book: Talking with Elissa Washuta

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Elissa Washuta discusses her chapbook, STARVATION MODE.

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