R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-B-I-L-I-T-Y

Find out what it means to me…over at My Life With Food Allergies, where I just contributed my first post. If you haven’t heard yet, it’s a new website run by Living Without magazine. It features the work of gluten-free and food-allergic writers from around the blogosphere.

My post is about our rights and responsibilities as (reluctant) members of the food-restricted community. Do allergies or gluten sensitivity give us special responsibilities? And is one of those responsibilities to avoid making the rest of the community look bad? I touched on this topic way back when in this post about Dean McDermott, but now I’ve reopened the case. I hope you’ll check it out and share your own opinion on the matter.

While you’re there, take a peek at the other posts—there’s some great stuff on the site. It also has a nifty star ranking system, so you can objectively let me know how much you love the post in a single click.

Check out the post now HERE.

It’s the responsible thing to do.

picky eater who doesn't want to eat green beans

Do we have the right to remain “picky”? You tell me!
Photo © Clay Bitner | Flickr

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9 thoughts on “R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-B-I-L-I-T-Y

  1. Great – I am going to go back there and read some more. This is my comment: When I was avoiding wheat and barley (because of allergies) put me in a semi gluten-free diet. Then I had to add in sulfite sensitivity, mold sensitivity (no fermented products, etc.), and my growing list of foods allergies, I became the “picky person” who also felt the need to educate others on all the foods that could contain mold. I am trying to be better about that. Great post.

  2. Congrats on your first contribution to the magazine. 🙂

  3. Well, I’m picky and proud 🙂 no gluten, no dairy (I can tolerate very occasional butter as there’s more fat than dairy in it), no soy (for other reasons). I do love avocado and cilantro though, sorry lol.

    • Molly says:

      I wish I liked avocado and cilantro, because generally speaking I like Mexican food, so it’d be useful if I enjoyed guacamole. But alas…

  4. Congrats on the article! It’s awesome. I think it I had celiac I’d have a harder time advocating for myself, but since it’s my daughter, I am less so – yet, still, I find myself feeling uncomfortable asking for SO much, and I hate the idea of my family being stigmatized for being picky when we’re just trying to keep our daughter safe. So thanks for rocking out that point in your article!
    -Dana

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