Today I'm sharing a deeply personal story about body image, and how I learned to love the skin I’m in -- thanks in part to one clever coyote.
Out There podcast aired my story “Coyote’s Beauty Secrets” on its show today, and I’d love if you gave it a listen.
On the first day of second grade, I felt sick to my stomach.
I stood with my two older sisters at the end of the long gravel driveway to our farm, waiting for the bus to pick us up and take us to school in nearby Gilbert, Iowa. It was the fall of 1977, my new teacher was Miss Marjorie Bly, and I wondered what I had done to deserve such a horrible fate.