Community Essays: My Self Care Resolution

Submissions from the Lane 9 Project community, in response to our December writing prompt "My Self Care Resolution".  By Calesse Smith This year has been a year of saying  Yes to some things, and No to others. Sometimes, it seems easier to say yes to everyone and everything because to say no would be letting … Continue reading Community Essays: My Self Care Resolution

Community Essays: On the road…

Essays for our September writing prompt, On the road..., by members of the Lane 9 Project community. To keep up with our next prompt, join our newsletter!  By Stephanie Virbitsky (in collaboration with Kristin Sandreuter). On the road, there is a mutual understanding between all who walk, run, hike, and trudge, that you will be irrevocably changed. It is … Continue reading Community Essays: On the road…

This is (my new) womanhood

Part 2 of Lane 9 Project co-founder, Heather Caplan's essay contribution for our August writing prompt, "This is womanhood".  “Tell your husband to go to bed and get some sleep. One of you should be rested,” she said. I was in labor, and apparently in labor, you get no rest. Instead, my instructions were to … Continue reading This is (my new) womanhood

Asking For Help: Am I Thin Enough?

I never sought help for my eating disorder. I never thought I was never thin enough. Growing up, I was surrounded by thin images, weight loss diets, and Lifetime movies depicting eating disorders. I watched gymnastics, and I remember writing a mini-research report in middle school about a gymnast with an eating disorder. She was … Continue reading Asking For Help: Am I Thin Enough?