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musings, life lessons & poetry from Theresa Jarosz Alberti

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No Shame at the Pool Party

 

This weekend I went to my first Fat Splash — a private pool party for fat people. The event was sponsored by Cake Plus-Size Resale, a new-ish consignment shop in Minneapolis with a fabulous selection of clothes and a safe, body-positive space for shoppers. My daughter Gennie eagerly snatched up two tickets for us when they went on sale, which was smart because the party sold out in 12 hours, and an additional party sold out quickly too.

Over the years, I’ve heard about fat pool parties in various books, articles, blogs, Facebook groups in other states, and more recently, saw one on the recent fat-positive Hulu show “Shrill” (which is based on the wonderful book by Lindy West). These parties looked fun and freeing, but also far-away, unreachable. I didn’t think I’d ever get to go to one… Continue reading

Poetry Challenge – Day 9

 Welcome to Day 9 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!

Comment on today’s poem to win a copy of my poetry book, “(After) Confession… I’m giving away a copy every day. Scroll down below the poem for more details about this Poetry Challenge.

But first, congratulations, Ann R. K, for winning a free copy of my poetry book! (I do a raffle from those who commented on yesterday’s post.) Ann, I’ll message you about delivering your prize.

Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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This one is for my writer-friend Shari, after the discussion we were having in the pool today. And a shoutout to all my Pool Pals!

Lessons from the Pool Continue reading

Poetry Writing Challenge – Day 2

 Welcome to Day 2 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!

  • I’m writing and posting a new poem every day through the month of April (yikes!), for better or worse.
  • AND, as a gift, I’m giving away a copy of my poetry book EVERY DAY this month. FREE!
  • Sign up to WIN a copy of (After) Confession by just leaving a comment beneath the poem of the day.
  • I will pick a winner every day in April! So comment every day for a new chance to win.

OR, you can purchase your own copy of (After) Confession for the new low price of $9.00 USD, shipping and handling included! Click here to read sample poems and purchase a copy.

Congratulations, Karen CL Anderson, for winning a free copy of my poetry book! (I do a raffle from those who commented on yesterday’s post.) Karen, please email me your address so I can send your prize: theresa.sapphire@gmail.com

Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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The prompt for today from NaPoWriMo: write about an experience from 3 different voices/tenses– first, second and third person.

And funny, didn’t realize til now that yesterday it was wintery-spring, today is summer!

Summer Afternoon Continue reading

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