28 June 2016

You Need to Lose Weight

Writer: Beth Hallman | This one time, while cutting the grass, I nearly sliced off the top of my middle finger. I wish I could tell you I sustained this injury in the line of fire, a crude hand gesture gone terribly wrong. But no. I closed my finger up in the foldable handle of a
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22 June 2016

An Open Letter to the Rental Agency Guy in Valdosta, Georgia

Dear Terrible Man:

You know, in 1992, before my mister was my mister, we were lookin’ for a place to live in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. We were college students, engaged to be married, lookin’ for our first little house. I remember that thrill. I remember holdin’ hands and tryin’ to imagine how it would be to study in these different living rooms and fix our meager suppers in the tiny kitchens of the houses within our price range.

As we explored some older neighborhoods, we passed a tiny cottage for rent. The house was right up on the curb, covered in ivy, and it called out to me. When I inquired about its availability, this older lady was as sweet as pie. During our conversation, she asked if we were in college and some other details of our lives. She was most excited I had a cat named Podo. She loved cats too. Cats would be no problem with her. And the cottage was in our price range! See? I knew the house would be perfect for us!

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18 June 2016

Date Night

Date night was a comedy of errors and serendipity. My poor mister had the wrong date for the showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark. We stood in front of the theater, considering the other cinematic offerings, silently debating which film we’d both enjoy. I almost suggested Finding Dory, but then realized we wouldn’t be able to make out while watchin’ a cartoon in a theatre probably filled with kids. I’m not about that weird, creepy life.

We debated what to do in what was becoming an increasingly hot and steamy parking lot. We weren’t makin’ it hot and steamy. It’s South Georgia asphalt. That’s just what happens to it. Jeez. It’s 2016. I’m not about that creepy, weird parking lot life anymore. Let’s just leave the story of my first foray into oral in the backseat of that BMW circa 1988.

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15 June 2016

I Knew a Girl Named Nikki

Writer: Beth Hallman | I write about things polite folks like to pretend don’t happen, matter, or exist. I’m a believer in truths though. I’m a believer in love and light and growing. Loving my body’s new to me. Looking at my reflection in the mirror, regulating my breathing during meditation and exercise are a […]
On the Plus Side is a blog, forum and community for Upper Plus Size women to come and join the conversation. On the Plus Side is hosted and sponsored by MiB. Our Forum is a safe space for you to come and discuss any and all topics you wish, and our blog is written by a collective of experts on topics including Plus Size Fashion to Body Positivity to Plus Size Travel and Lifestyle. We invite you to come and read our articles, share your thoughts, make a profile and dive into the conversation in our forums. This is a positive and supportive community for YOU!