Dear Captain Obvious, My mom has always been on about how I look, but since I've turned 16 it seems to have gotten worse. She got me a fitbit that she makes me use (which I hate because it tells me I eat too many calories a day, even though it's the recommended amount), made … Continue reading #824: “My mom is obsessed with my looks and my weight.”
Dear Captain Awkward, I am part-time vegetarian. I feel like I get a lot of flak: ”well are you are a vegetarian or not?” and ”we saw you eat meat; so why should you get the special vegetarian food?” But I’m not waffling or being weak in my convictions. I have good reasons to eat … Continue reading #733: “I’m a Part-Time Vegetarian. How do I get people to stop commenting on my food choices?”
Dear Captain Awkward, I'm in need of some thoughtful advice. How do I deal when friends express insecurities that feel directly hurtful to me? I have a great group of friends who are generally loving and supportive. I am the only fat person in this group (I don't use fat in a derogatory manner). On … Continue reading #588: Can we please stop body shaming ourselves and each other as a form of female bonding?
Dear Captain Awkward, I used to have an eating disorder. While I consider myself to be mostly well now, this has left me with some conflicted feelings about dieting. This tends to get awkward when other people talk about their dieting. First of all, hearing someone else talk about how wonderful their diet is, how … Continue reading Question #152: Talking about diets: The “watching paint dry” of our times.