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In Defense of Serena Williams

By |July 11th, 2015|

Serena Williams is a powerful athlete, worthy of praise - instead, she is criticized for her "manliness," accused of "doping," and told to lose weight. Why?

On Black Humanity

By |June 22nd, 2015|

What happened in Charleston is a tragedy. This is not how you treat human beings. No one deserves this.

My Mother’s Day Wish

By |May 10th, 2015|

Mother's Day is becoming more and more antagonistic. Why? How do we stop it?

Support for Baltimore, A Request for Empathy, and a Note on Censorship

By |April 29th, 2015|

The thing holding us back from progress is a refusal to express empathy for those who disagree with us. They are the reason why Baltimore is fighting back.

Who Should I Allow To Call Me Fat?

By |February 25th, 2015|

A little while ago, I asked the wonderful, amazingly awesome readers of this site who they allow to bring their weight to their attention. Lots of great comments, with a couple of standouts below: I think people who really have your best intentions at heart are allowed to express their concerns to you about becoming [...]

Why The Food Stamp Soft Drink Ban Is BS

By |February 17th, 2015|

The title says it all.

Pleasure and The Puritans: Why “If It Tastes Good, It MUST Be Bad” Is Wrong

By |February 13th, 2015|

Discussing The Puritan Principle: If it feels good, it must be bad.

What Does A Success Story Look Like To You?

By |February 13th, 2015|

How does marketing affect what you consider "successful weight loss?"

The Biggest Loser & The Problem With Weight Loss Porn

By |January 26th, 2015|

It's almost as if seeing people struggle with weight is being fetishized. Pornographic in nature, even.

I Am Not The Food Police

By |January 26th, 2015|

My personal response to the thinking that says I am a member of "The Food Police."

Shirley Sherrod, The NAACP, The USDA & Our Black Farmers

By |January 20th, 2015|

A blogger chops and screws a video clip of a Black woman's alleged racism against a white farming family...

Men And Your Weight

By |January 16th, 2015|

Y'know, I often wonder just how much of our body issues as women come from men. Trying to attract men... or trying to keep a man... or trying to please a man. This isn't some man-hating thesis... I love my men just as much as the next hetero chick (or gay dude, for that matter) [...]

This Girl Can, Campaign Promoting Fitness for All Women, Meets Criticism

By |January 16th, 2015|

An empowering campaign met with criticism from people who call themselves feminists? Ya don't say.

Taco Bell Thinks You’re Stupid: Try The Drive-Thru Diet!

By |January 1st, 2015|

As someone who works in marketing, I'm often analyzing something from the aspect of the company. Why would a company pay to put "this-particular-image" in my face? What are they trying to get me to do? Why does my reaction benefit them? Is it truly in my best interests to react to this in this [...]

Salad is “Dreadful” and “Inconvenient” Because WE Made It That Way

By |December 18th, 2014|

Last month, The Atlantic published an essay titled "The Dreadful Inconveniences of Salad," which almost instantaneously sent my eyes on a journey to the back of my head. "Oh, look - another essay basically telling us, 'Pushing healthy eating alienates the poor, so let's stop pushing healthy eating,' like that's some nuanced position or something." [...]

News: Fat Black Women Have The Audacity To Think Highly Of Themselves

By |November 11th, 2014|

Black women dare to have high self-esteem... rest of country marvels.

The $36 Salad: An Exercise In Elitism?

By |November 3rd, 2014|

Would you dine on - not eat, but dine on - a $36 salad at a restaurant?

Get Life: The Hidden Eating Disorder in the Black Community

By |October 27th, 2014|

What we never talk about - much to my dismay - is an eating disorder that is not only far more prevalent in mainstream society, but in the Black community specifically...

Why Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Breaks My Heart

By |September 23rd, 2014|

So, I know I'm late in writing about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (JOFR), but I really needed to sort out my thoughts on it, first. As I've mentioned, I'm not much of a pop culturist. If I didn't have twitter already, I might never know what a twitter is. I know that's shameful, 'cause I'm [...]

How Clean Eating Saved My Life

By |September 23rd, 2014|

A very long story about how clean eating gave me my life back.