real life

“You’re the face of a broken system, so you become a punching bag for frustrated patients."
"A centrefold was glamorous and important, two things I believed would somehow transform me."
"Even though I’d said this to my own patients hundreds if not thousands of times, it was like I was hearing the words for the first time. What if any of them happened to me?"
"If my own teacher had been forced to use the tactics that I was forced to use, I wouldn’t be here writing this."
"I longed to be thin and beautiful, much like the girls who were leaving my church to attend [Gwen Shamblin's Remnant Fellowship]."
You will have to excuse me, my anaphylaxis is showing.
"The first time I had to say the word 'penis' out loud in the recording booth, I laughed. I giggled like a teenager in sex ed class."
"My identity as a housewife married to a lawyer and a woman who played tennis, hosted playgroups and volunteered with the PTA was gone."
"Staying in the room, even while someone else gets rid of a spider, is a physical impossibility."
"I saw the opportunity to create a blip on the radar of my monotonous life, and I went for it."