"I Love a Beautiful Home, But it Doesn't Rank Higher than Being Able to Function in My Space."
Today Virginia is chatting about the intersection of diet culture and care tasks with the great KC Davis! KC is a licensed professional therapist, author of How to Keep House While Drowning, and the person behind the mental health platform Struggle Care.
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Virginia's essay on organization as a hobby.
KC's post on laundry as a hobby
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