It’s not just sexist, it’s stupid.
Please stop spraying me with your bacteria.
Let’s stop acting like pain is a game that someone can win at.
My name is Elizabeth, and I’m mentally ill.
If a friend or family member needed me for something – anything – I always said yes. Until my mental health said no, for me.
Don’t worry, there’s plenty of other words you can use.
I’m a living, breathing, feeling woman. Not a robot.
Don’t tell me my dress looks good on me between the hours of nine to five.
Because my worth as a woman shouldn’t be based on what I do with my womb.
I have a pranic healer.
Bad parenting has led to a member of society to think she’s above the rest of us.
She’s creating her body image based on the things you say.
Those three seemingly innocuous words can come across as patronizing, alienating and ultimately dismissive.
It’s kind of like telling someone “If you’re hungry, come over for dinner.”