Carrie is a Los Angeles-based writer who's written about her experiences with kink and disability. "It's not often (i.e., almost never) that I get told I'm good at a physical activity. But now my body, which had spent so many years letting me down and making decisions without my consent, had gone and done something absolutely right — and done it better."
This is Offbeat Home's archive of posts by Caroline Diezyn.
Caroline is the Offbeat Copyeditor and Offbeat Home's Assistant Editor. She's an academic and a wannabe artist from Canada. She likes to dress in all black, has a severe case of wanderlust, and loves art and fashion. You can be her friend on twitter.
I went to Chicago! I'd always wanted to go, and I had some unexpected time off in early January. I braved the awful winter we've been getting near the Great Lakes and flew out the day all the airports opened back up. This was my first trip alone after the end of my long-term relationship and after moving back home with my parents. Needless to say, the time to myself was well-appreciated. Chicago ended up reminding me a lot of Toronto, one of my favourite places. The new-ness mixed with familiarity was just what I wanted for a solo trip.
I'd love some help finding plus size exercise clothes that aren't the same old Boring Black Basics.
I go to the gym and I'm in a roller derby league, and I'd prefer to have something a bit more fun to wear! My shoes and skates are colourful, my headband has a funky pattern, and my yoga mat is adorable… but the only clothing options I've found in my size seem to be really bland. Thanks!
Hi, I'm Caroline Diezyn. You may remember me from such Offbeat Empire posts as Watching, Judging: My job as the Offbeat Copyeditor, and Plus size lingerie for sexytimes all the time. If not, please allow me to introduce myself: I'm a 27-year-old perpetual student/writer/astro goth witch, and I'm Offbeat Home's new assistant editor.
In August 2005, I was a passenger on Air France flight 358, a flight from Paris, France, to Toronto, Ontario. Upon arriving over Toronto, our plane flew into a sudden storm, landed too far down the runway, and slid right off the end, bursting into flame. We had to evacuate down the emergency slides, and all of our luggage burned up with the plane. But I still fly.
My ex and I started dating when I was 19, and we were together for seven years. That's a lot of Formative Time in a monogamous relationship. Now I'm single. And being single is awesome. Dating is also awesome. …Kind of. Sometimes? Well, it's definitely a thing, and it's new to me. So, I decided to try out some dating sites. What a trip.
"Do you have any fashion advice for larger people when it comes to lingerie? I'm pretty stumped. Not only do I have trouble finding something sexy that fits and doesn't look matronly, but I also need some advice on how to finally feel confident enough to actually wear it in front of someone."