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intimesgonebyblog:

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry.
She registered for the race under the gender-neutral “K. V. Switzer. Race official Jock Semple attempted to physically remove her from the race, and according to Switzer said, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend Tom Miller, who was running with her, shoved Semple aside and sent him flying, and other runners provided a shield for her. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

Was just talking about this to my mother the other day…Katherine Switzer’s interview in The Makers is pretty awesome.

femininefreak:

intimesgonebyblog:

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry.

She registered for the race under the gender-neutral “K. V. Switzer. Race official Jock Semple attempted to physically remove her from the race, and according to Switzer said, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend Tom Miller, who was running with her, shoved Semple aside and sent him flying, and other runners provided a shield for her. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

Was just talking about this to my mother the other day…Katherine Switzer’s interview in The Makers is pretty awesome.

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For Those In Strong Recovery from Eating Disorders

Since my book STARVED has been published, I’ve been amazed and humbled by the number of people who have contacted me to tell me about their own personal struggles with eating disorders.  Usually I hear from folks who say the book helped them realize they have a problem, and some have said the book inspired them to get counseling. 

What more could an author ask for, really?  It’s been great to know something I wrote could help someone else like that.

But I’ve been increasingly curious about those who are in strong recovery from eating disorders.  I can’t help but wonder:  What did you learn about yourself, or your disorder, because of your recovery process that you didn’t realize before?

I’d love to know, if you’re comfortable sharing.

Please, no “pro-ana” responses.  That’s not recovery; that’s illness.

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itsoktobegay101:

Leviticus says that one can not cut their hair, shave their beard, harvest the corners of their fields. It also says that one can stone their children to death for talking back to them. But whatevs, we’ll just focus on that one about gay people. 

itsoktobegay101:

Leviticus says that one can not cut their hair, shave their beard, harvest the corners of their fields. It also says that one can stone their children to death for talking back to them. But whatevs, we’ll just focus on that one about gay people. 

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