Strength and Body Image

At the grocery store, I reached behind one of the employees to grab something from the frozen foods section. “Excuse me,” he said, “but what kind of exercise do you do?”

As a woman, “excuse me but” can be a dangerous phrase that typically leads to some kind of small, frustrating microaggression that usually has to do with my appearance and the general audacity of being a woman out in public.

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How to Fight

I say this without a shred of drama, and I’m sure I’m not alone: I have cried every day since January 20th. Growing up in the shadow of Donald Trump, I think I had an idea of what to expect. I think I had an idea that he would actually do the things he promised on the campaign trail. I think I had an idea that this would be a very, very real and serious nightmare that we’re walking into.  Continue reading “How to Fight”

DIY Protein Bars

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I wrote before that I’ve been extra sensitive to my diet these days, meaning little to no soy products. I also do a fair amount of weightlifting which, for me, means being mindful of how much protein I get since I’m also vegetarian and could easily live on pasta and pizza for the rest of my life. Continue reading “DIY Protein Bars”