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I am at the ICUUW Conference

Yesterday I arrived in Houston for the International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women (ICUUW).  I am delighted to be here with 550 or so other Unitarian Universalist women, talking about how to improve the lives of women around the world.  On Saturday I will be presenting about how and why to increase the intergenerational conversations […]

On becoming thin, and my story

I recently received a short e-mail from a friend.  She agreed to let me post it here, in it’s entirety: Subject: body thought When I am happy–I eat–I gain weight. When I am sad–I don’t eat–I lose weight. When I am on the thin side, people compliment me all the time. When I am on […]

Where has Karen been?

I apologize for my absence here and everywhere else online.  This has not been a happy absence. Very early in the morning on Friday, February 6th my cousin Craig Arriola fell backwards off his second story balcony and fractured his scull.  It was thirty, forty minutes before he was found, and despite the best medical […]

My sex advice radio show!

Here is the recording of my Irish radio show on RedFM from last Thursday!  Hooray! If you click on the link below, another window will open and you will be able to listen to the show.  It’s about 15 minutes, all in all, and well worth the listen, if I do say so myself! Karen […]

Won’t anyone be my friend?

I’m on FriendFeed now, and feeling a little bit lonely. Anyone out there willing to be my FriendFeed friend? I won’t disappoint you, I promise!

Picking at Scabs: A must-read

As some of you might remember, I am an editor at Blog Nosh.  Blog Nosh is an online magazine dedicated to republishing the best of the archived posts around the Internet.  I am tucked away in the Personal section, which I think is amuzing, and I republish posts about sex and sexuality and body image […]

On parental accessibility

So…  Those condom ads I posted earlier in the week?  Those are funny.  Damn funny, if I do say so myself.  But they’re not terribly educational.  Or at all educational.  So what’s the point? The point is that because they’re funny, they’re accessible and they make the topic accessible.  American society (along with a few […]

As long as we’re looking at videos this week…

Let’s watch another one!  This is from The Onion.  Just know that going in. Bratz Dolls May Give Young Girls Unrealistic Expectations Of Head Size

And still more on condoms…

Yesterday’s condom commercial got me looking for other fabulous ones…and I found this one.  What do you think?

For a given value of “normal”…

As you’re maybe aware, I have been diligently working away on The Belly Project.  It’s gotten a pretty huge response – the other day we had almost 1600 people come look at our bellies!  Wow! So here’s what we say about ourselves over there: Women (and sometimes men…you know who you are…) can be obsessed […]