Stay Hungry

Liz Henry
Good stories, bad choices. Sent weekly on Mondays.
Created 03 Nov 2020
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  • 40 and Out of F*cks
    21 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Our home, my husband says, has the aesthetic of a couple of 12-year-olds who came into some money. Glancing at my desk I have a mug shaped like a cheeseburger holding pens and bookmarks (one of them f...
  • It Really is Something. To Be Able to See Yourself.
    14 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Ten years ago I had nowhere to live, so obviously I spent fifty dollars buying a mirror. In my defense, the citron green rectangle covered in cast off McDonald’s Happy Meal toys is a one-of-a-kind, so...
  • This Is Not A Traumatic Abortion Story
    08 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    I had an abortion because I was pregnant and I didn’t want to be. And more than once, too. When I told this to a friend of mine recently he said, “Was there a coupon?” There wasn’t, but it would have ...
  • I Will Not Be Leading With My Best Chin Forward
    31 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Trying is a thing I need to be led to like a dog on a leash. It is my horcrux, my villain origin story. An excruciatingly uncomfortable thong when what I really want are cozy granny panties pulled pas...
  • On Never Wearing A Bra Again
    24 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    If I move down the steps topless, I use a hand bra to hold them in place. Which means I grab my most precious double assets and cradle them like fragile glass as I groan my way to the first floor. I d...
  • Bachelor in Paradise Could Not Have Come Soon Enough
    17 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    I am watching Bachelor in Paradise tonight, and I am going to love every cringe-worthy, hard-bodied trash moment because I need this shit. I need to remember there are people out in these buckling and...
  • Shirtless Men Have Gotten Me Through The Pandemic
    28 Jul 2021 • 4 min read
    I do not thank shirtless men enough. Truly, I love them so much. Look, I scream-text WHY ARE MEN just like the rest of us, but if a shirtless tattooed suburban pops open the Subaru hatch to change int...
  • A Carnival of Thrill Rides
    20 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    I walked into 7-11 full of hope about what the day would bring, and left with a receipt bearing the mark of the devil: $6.66. So of course my day took a nosedive right into Satan’s flaming butthole. D...
  • I Drive A Piece Of Crap, And I’m The Happiest I’ve Ever Been
    15 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    This week I’m dipping into my own archives and sharing a piece that means something special to me. I wrote it more than five years ago, and it captures a moment in time that was both soul-crushing and...
  • Thick Thighs and Confident Summer Vibes
    01 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 1 3
    My weekend has been filled with standing on my feet painting multiple doors in my home vibrant shades of banana yellow and a dark, brooding charcoal gray. I am going to try and write down some coheren...
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