I went topless today 

So I did this (along with a lot of other European strangers) in Costa Blanca. Spain and it felt great! Old men and teenage boys didn’t stare at me either. Maybe cuz they don’t both fear and fetishize women’s boobs over here the way we do in America. Moms hang out topless in front of…

The most bizarre day in northern Spain 

Here’s what happened today as it happened (and as I wrote it):    Look who’s got her own scooter!  Inspired by yesterday’s tinder date, I decide to rent my own and head north. I have no plan and I like it that way. The guys at the shop said “do you need two helmets?” I…

I had the most bizarre adventure in northern Spain today 

Here’s what happened today as it happened (and as I wrote it):     Look who’s got her own scooter!  Inspired by yesterday’s tinder date, I decide to rent my own and head north. I have no plan and I like it that way. The guys at the shop said “do you need two helmets?”…

Tinder date-Barcelona style 

​​ I went on a tinder date today with a super sweet German guy who’s lived in Barcelona for like 13 years. He picked me up on his scooter and showed me all over the city. I spoke with him all of three minutes on tinder before getting on a scooter with him but My…

A man in Athens who made our day 

   The owner of this restaurant in Athens was really good to my stepmom’s brother a few months back, so we decided to get dinner there last night. When we showed up and told him her brother sent us, he hugged and kissed us and said her brother was a really good man. He even…

It took two decades of destroying myself to like this body 

(All photos taken in Folegandros, Greece this week) I spent two decades of my life destroying my body cuz I thought I was fat. The really fucked up part is that I was always a tall skinny kid and teenager (and a feminist too!!) and yet for some reason I thought I was a lard…

American men aren’t allowed to be this way and it always makes me sad

​​​ ​ (Video taken today in Greece-this man cleans our hotel).  One of the things I love about Southern Europe (and many countries outside the USA, including south America) is how affectionate they are with each other, especially men with other men and with children. In American this man would not be trusted or even…

Things in Greece you won’t see in America (Day 1)

Two things you would never see in America- 1) two old men on the same scooter 2) riding illegally on a sidewalk. I spent 9 hours next to this adorable Greek grandma. She drew crosses and read her Greek book and kept making sure I was okay. When I couldn’t eat the breakfast or dinner…

How Alzheimer’s Is Bringing Out the Best in My Dad 

​​ Even though my dad said fuck you to me yesterday, his ever emerging sense of affection makes up for it. He tells people he loves them quite freely now, which is something he only reserved for us in the past. It’s funny, despite being emotionally detached and fearful of not being able to relate…