Karen Healey: Writes Things

I am an author of young adult novels, including WHEN WE WAKE and the sequel, WHILE WE RUN, GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD, and THE SHATTERING.

I love sleep, apples and tripartite sentences.

I am also a teacher. Hi, students! No, I will not follow you back. Or friend you on Facebook. It's not personal, you're lovely.

All opinions reblogged from others are their opinions. All opinions posted by me are mine, and should not be taken as representing my school or my publishers.

#self love




OOTD 4-14-2012: Blonde-Haired, Brown-Eyed Walking Purple People Eater (In which a stranger tries to tell Sandy how to dress. Again.)

  • Top and Belt: Goodwill
  • Jeans: KMart
  • Bracelet: Crafted by my amazingly talented mother-in-law; there’s a matching necklace that I adore (but was overkill with this look.)

I wasn’t even going to post my outfit today, I didn’t think it was that special or controversial…and then I went for a walk with my dogs.

So, in honor of the woman who asked, “Don’t you think it’s time you went up a size in shirts, honey?,” here are several angles of my fat that inspired looks of utter disgust and confusion from her.

I learned 3 things from the exchange today:

  • I should probably put up some kind of fence to keep these people out of my space.
  • Hypervisibility works. At least, mine appears to be.
  • Being nice really fucks with these people! They must expect me to be hurt/offended; I think they want me to lash out or cry or call them something mean, so when I smile and laugh and say, “Heck no! This top is brand new, I bought it this way and I LOVE the way it hugs my fat body,” I imagine it must break something in their brain, because she just looked at me like I grew another head, mumbled something about “obese” under her breath, and walked away.

feat. perfect human of the day

Excellent. Also, really cute shirt.