5 Years Later: How I feel about my breasts after my reduction

5 Years Later: How I feel about my breasts after my reduction

It's now been five years since my breast reduction and let me tell you: I still love them. I feel the same about them today as I did five years ago, which is pure joy. I admire them everyday, honestly. I admire them before I put on my bra. I admire them when I am [...]

My Nexplanon Experience: Why I Removed it After Four Months

My Nexplanon Experience: Why I Removed it After Four Months

Warning: slightly graphic image of a wound, under a bandaid, but still a wound I got the Nexplanon Implant and had it removed four months later Due to my inability to access birth control as it was prescribed to me (prescribed for continuous use for mood and migraines) at any pharmacy where I previously lived [...]

A Guide to Complaining When You and Everyone You Know is Emotionally Exhausted

A Guide to Complaining When You and Everyone You Know is Emotionally Exhausted

I don't know about you, but I am emotionally exhausted. The global covid-19 pandemic is emotionally exhausting as much as it is scary. And if you are trying to be responsible and stay informed, the news updates everyday can be overwhelming. I have decided to go about my days expecting that everyone I know feels [...]

Getting Motivated: How to Make Tiny Changes in Your Life to Get Back the Motivation You Lost

Getting Motivated: How to Make Tiny Changes in Your Life to Get Back the Motivation You Lost

I have not posted in a while. I lost the motivation to write, edit, make images, and post. Everyday I thought, "you should work on your blog." It only takes a few hours a week to create one post, why not just do it? The answer was simple, I didn't want to. I lost my motivation.

My Behavioral and Psychological Changes After My Breast Reduction

My Behavioral and Psychological Changes After My Breast Reduction

Like so many women with large breasts I always felt like people saw them first, and me, if at all, second. I had so much internalized hate towards my breasts because I felt like they prevented me from being me, from being seen as the intelligent and competent person I am, and from feeling respected as a human and not an object.

Things I Didn’t Ask My Breast Reduction Surgeon That I Should Have, But Didn’t Know To

Things I Didn’t Ask My Breast Reduction Surgeon That I Should Have, But Didn’t Know To

Ask your surgeon and doctor about the things you care about, and don't let yourself get to a point where you are so desperate anything is good enough for you. Ask questions and if you don't like the answers, it's okay to talk to other surgeons covered by your insurance. You are going to a surgeon for a very important medical service, if they aren't satisfying your needs and concerns, find someone who will. Know as much as you can about your surgery as possible. Knowledge, in this sense, can only hep you in your breast reduction process and give you agency.