Fat girl: A history of bullying – Life stories – Salon.com

I just read the article Fat girl: A history of bullying – Life stories – Salon.com.  It’s a touching story, and also cringe-worthy.  Many of us (perhaps most of us) experienced bullying in school.  For me, it was my dorky glasses and latent thumb-sucking.  In later years, it was my long hyphened last name (which … Continue reading

What Not to Wear in the Workplace (for Foreign Teachers in Japan)

It’s April and the new school year is just starting! If you made a bad impression when you first arrived in Japan, now can be a good time to remake your image as a good, hard-working, and appropriately dressed ALT. With many teachers changing schools, you will be meeting new teachers for the first time, … Continue reading