• Nutrition

    That Wellness Article (or “I still don’t know how to eat”)

    The wellness industry is the diet industry, and the diet industry is a function of the patriarchal beauty standard under which women either punish themselves to become smaller or are punished for failing to comply, and the stress of this hurts our health too. I am a thin white woman, and the shame and derision I have experienced for failing to be even thinner is nothing compared with what women in less compliant bodies bear. Wellness is a largely white, privileged enterprise catering to largely white, privileged, already thin and able-bodied women, promoting exercise only they have the time to do and Tuscan kale only they have the resources to buy. Finally,…

  • Learn

    Just Going for a Walk

    Seated on the edge of the ottoman, I lace up my shoes, throw on a hoodie, and step out of the front door. This time of year, the air doesn’t bite quite as much, but it’s still fresh in the morning. It makes me feel awake, hopeful, excited.