#968: “How can I stop fat-shaming myself and enjoy my life?”

Hi Captain! My problem is one that I imagine is very, very common, but I'll start with a little background on my specific situation. I recently started going to therapy for some pretty serious self esteem issues that had led to me isolating myself for a long time. Up until this year I hadn't been … Continue reading #968: “How can I stop fat-shaming myself and enjoy my life?”

Shapely Prose Tent Revival: Please do not literally torture yourself, ever

Gather round, Awkward Army, and join me, Sweet Machine, for a Shapely Prose Tent Revival! (photo by Trey Ratcliff) The occasion of our glorious gathering is the existence of the Pavlok wearable fitness tracker, described by the Telegraph as a device "which gives the wearer an electric shock if they fail to meet their daily … Continue reading Shapely Prose Tent Revival: Please do not literally torture yourself, ever

#403: Fat sexual assault survivor seeks the super handsome guy at work.

Hello Captain and Co.! Here's my super sad background: I am a fat (stats redacted), black, straight, able-bodied, 33 year-old woman. I haven't had sex in 13 years. I've come to realize that my one sex partner kinda raped away my virginity. I basically kept dating and sleeping with my abusive date rapist. Yes, I'm … Continue reading #403: Fat sexual assault survivor seeks the super handsome guy at work.

#201: Guest post: How can my girlfriend and I prevent body issues from derailing our awesome love story?

One thing that happens when you make a blog is that you also make friends? And then sometimes you Tom Sawyer those friends into writing guest posts for you. Sweet Machine is in the house today answering a question about body acceptance inside a relationship. Dear Captain Awkward, So's I got a question, which looks … Continue reading #201: Guest post: How can my girlfriend and I prevent body issues from derailing our awesome love story?