Category Archives: Book of Me

  1. One white journey to(ward) anti-racism

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    June 4, 2020 by 8junebugs

    tl:dr: Trust black people when they tell you about their lives.

    If it would help you to see what that looked like for a white person you know, one raised to “not see color,” my story is here.

  2. In review: 2019

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    January 1, 2020 by 8junebugs

    1. What did you do in 2019 that you’d never done before? Dumped a small boat? Developed a bikini wax tolerance? …
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  3. In review: 2018

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    December 31, 2018 by 8junebugs

    1. What did you do in 2018 that you’d never done before? Got a haircut that involves clippers. Also ran a Turkey …
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  4. A farewell letter

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    December 17, 2018 by 8junebugs

    Dear uterus — We’ve been through a lot together, you and I. I mean, we’ve been together from the start, …
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  5. 10 Motherless Years

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    November 2, 2018 by 8junebugs

    Ten years is a long time. How did it pass so quickly?

  6. The Velocity of Loss

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    September 12, 2018 by 8junebugs

    This is the cadence of life after a certain point — we are increasingly grief-adjacent. The losses mount, and the understanding of the impact each person has on countless others grows.

  7. The Keto Experiment

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    February 8, 2018 by 8junebugs

    Well, it took 40 years, but I’m finally on trend with something. I’m in week 3 of a ketogenic diet.

  8. In Review: 2017

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    January 1, 2018 by 8junebugs

    1. What did you do in 2017 that you’d never done before? Got cancer.

  9. Cancer for Christmas and the etiquette of personal calamity

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    December 18, 2017 by 8junebugs

    Confession the first: I own a well-thumbed copy of Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior. Confession the second: I …
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  10. In Review: 2016

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    January 2, 2017 by 8junebugs

    1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before? Rowed and raced pregnant. Raced out of state. Raced a …
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