Getting Famous On Tumblr Ruined My Relationship to My Body
In the time since being an active Tumblr user, I’ve seen our cultural standards for what is “desirable” shift so much.
Rank Me and My Friends from Prettiest to Ugliest (Guess who I am!)?
thin, pretty, likable
The Bell Jar
anorexic Anorexic ana mia Skins
Alexandria Juarez is a Chicanx lesbian writer, editor, and pop culture enthusiast from Southern California. A graduate of the BFA Writing Program at Pratt Institute, they have work in Autostraddle, The Offing, Entropy Magazine, and more. They are currently an assistant editor for Electric Literature.
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