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hi all –

Just a quick note to say that even though I haven’t been writing much, I’ve been thinking up a storm. I sometimes feel like I don’t have much new material to offer up when it comes to discussing the specifics of pubic hair. I do, however, continue to feel passionately about questions of gender representation and body control, among other things.

That’s why I am particularly thrilled to be able to announce that I will be presenting at the fourth Body-Image and Self-Esteem Conference, which is presented bi-annually by the National Eating Disorder Information Centre. It takes place on May 9-10, 2013 in Toronto.

The conference is billed as a “unique opportunity in Canada to learn more about current research, evidence-based practices and innovative outreach in a multi-disciplinary, action-oriented environment.”

I’ll be giving a 90-minute (gah!) session on body hair, body image and self-esteem with a focus on… you guessed it… my favourite short-n-curlies.

Here’s the whole program!

If you want to come, early-bird registration for the conference ends on Friday, March 22, 2013.

If you’re in T.O, or not too far away, or interested in this kind of thing, please do consider joining us!


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Wow. Months, people. It’s been MONTHS. I didn’t mean to let months go by without writing, but somehow life just got in the way. A few updates for those of you who need to be brought up to speed: I got the degree last year (the reason I started writing this blog in the first place), which eased the need for frequent posting. Then I went back to working in daily radio which, let me tell you, is a (fun but) relentless (and tiring!) job that didn’t exactly leave me wanting to sit at a computer when I got home from work. I kept promising myself that I’d sit down and write…and then I’d keep not doing it. So I decided to let myself off the hook and stopped writing altogether, even as some of you continued to correspond, sending me amazing personal notes about your own experiences. I slacked. I’m sorry.

Now the universe decided it was time for pubic hair and I to get back together.

Two things happened in the span of a very short period of time.

Firstly, though my blog had essentially been dormant since April, an editor with The Coast alternative newspaper in Halifax wrote me out of the blue and asked me to contribute something about the demise of pubic hair to their annual Back-to-School issue.

(wondering what pubic hair has to do with heading back to school? You can read the whole article here)

The second thing to happen is that I’ve been invited to be a guest speaker at the National Eating Disorder Information Centre‘s 2013 conference. They want me to talk about (surprise, surprise!) body hair, body politics and popular culture.

So: it’s time for me to starting thinking about all this stuff again. And there is, of course, lots of stuff to think about. So again – apologies for not being here when you needed a place to rant. More updates coming soon.







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