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) [...]
An empowering campaign met with criticism from people who call themselves feminists? Ya don't say.
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 [...]
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." [...]
Black women dare to have high self-esteem... rest of country marvels.
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...
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 [...]
A very long story about how clean eating gave me my life back.
You know, I just knew up and down that I wouldn't have to write about Gabourey Sidibe anymore. I was wrong.
Revisiting the idea of "dating while overweight," and what I learned from the debate that ensued.
I'm tired of seeing these questions about why Black women are sooooooooooo fat...
An open letter to dynamic TV personality Tamron Hall, about her campaign to end domestic violence.
An open letter to my husband, who has loved me and supported me endlessly since we first began.
Thirteen different brands, companies, and entities in fourteen countries have been discovered to be creating products that contain as much as 100% horse DNA. What does that mean?
The Root on food deserts. Me on where The Root messed up.
Mother puts her 7-year old daughter on a diet, Internet goes wild...
My thoughts on Mark Bittman's column, and the privilege of cooking.
I happen to glance over at Paula's blog, and see this. I'm not linking the actual thing that caused this rant - if you're curious enough, you can follow the trail, though. I won't be donating any traffic to this ridiculousness. To make a long story short, a blog post appeared asking why [...]