I’ve done over 30 years of benefits and we’ve raised over $50 million for the Scleroderma Research Foundation. It affects mostly women and you can die from your lungs, pulmonary hypertension. This is an autoimmune and vascular disease, but it’s more prevalent than you would think.
I started out to write a book called “A Portrait of the Artist as a Housewife.” I wanted to write a collection of stories, poems, and vignettes about things like my toaster oven and my relationships with plumbers, mailmen and delivery people. But life dealt me a much more complicated story. On October 21, 1986, […]
I’m not really a jam person – my family and I mostly do the hand-to-mouth method. The moss around the lava all around Reykjavík is covered in berries. People just sort of sit on the ground and pick them straight into their mouths. It has the most vitamins to do it straight. Just like breastmilk, […]
I was really embarrassed to let people know that I had asthma. I never wanted to use that as an excuse but I realised how much me letting people know, it gave so many people encouragement. Those that were sick they can’t do anything, but they realised I was doing all of these things despite […]
My eyesight is very poor. I think I have a peculiar kind of eye trouble, and there is nothing to do about it.
My body’s strong, my body’s capable. Why am I going to talk down to it? Why am I going to be mean to it when it’s, like, carried me this far?
I am absolutely a victim to all of the societal objectification and exploitations that women are subjected to. I have bought into all of them myself at certain times.
I spent eight years working as Obama’s quarterback, working through the Senate to get the Affordable Care Act passed. It’s too bad there are efforts to weaken it, but it’s still here.
I was a scapegoat. The media had to put the responsibility on somebody, and I was chosen. They felt free to say that because someone was thin, they were anorexic, which is ridiculous.
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.