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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The Typewriter Sessions Volume 1: Fat

In 2014 I bought myself a typewriter as a gift to myself for my 22nd birthday. For a little while there I poured my heart out - tapping away on the keys - to the point where my fingers started to feel just as rough as they did when I first learned guitar back in primary school. I decided to share some of my typewriter sessions with you, now that they are far enough removed from me, as they live in the past, not the present.


I think I'm going to continue this series and also start writing on it again, though I will need to purchase a new typewriter ribbon as mine is all dried up. I loved being able to write whatever I wanted without fear - it really contributed to my current attitude towards fear - which is FUCK FEAR.

See more Typewriter posts here. ♥

10 comments:

  1. Wow this is incredible and so insightful! Make sure to share it on Tumblr, that is a perfect place to do that, people will surely relate! I cannot wait to read more! <3 You are an inspiration, Erin! Keep it up.

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    1. Thank you so much Kasia! ♥ Was one step ahead of you with tumblr :P

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    2. Yays! We think alike :) We met on Tumblr after all :D

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    3. Yays! We think alike :) We met on Tumblr after all :D

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  2. I love that you bought yourself a typewriter. That is epic! I almost asked for one for Christmas this year. They are so cool! :) And wow, what a beautiful post. It is even more powerful because it was written at a typewriter. In short, I loved it.

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    1. It's a really fun thing to write on - it feels so authentic. Like you're just doing it to write, not to put anywhere else. I never had any intention of sharing these but I only just stumbled across them and thought it might be worth it. x

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  3. This is an awesome concept, definitely keep going with the typewriter theme, so creative.

    I feel you Erin, so much, there is so much truth and vulnerability in your writing. I feel like I've been unusually lucky in having really great romantic relationships, in some cases luckier than my "skinny" friends who've been really hurt. But I definitely had a lot of fat trauma especially as a teenager. But even now, a year into a loving relationship with the best human I know, I still come back to "but why do you love me?" The insecurity of being fat in this society is crippling. The older I get though, the more I am learning to be happy.

    I love you. I think you are so creative and individual, would not change a thing about you ever.

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    1. Thank you so much Meg ♥

      It's a tough thing to overcome. Being fat as a teenager is especially crippling, as they are your most formative years as a human being and even if you lose the weight, your mental attitude is still the same as when you were fat.

      Love you too xx

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  4. Love all this sharing, definitely power in being vulnerable. I feel like society's is slowly being more comfortable and accepting of all body types, I know we have a long way to go but it's crazy for their to be so much body judgement especially since how we look is so little of who we actually are!

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    1. I completely agree. I think if no one speaks out and shares how society opinions actually affects people nothing can change. So many people are more open about sharing things, it's wonderful :)

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