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16 01, 2015

Men And Your Weight

By | 2017-06-10T11:21:06+00:00 January 16th, 2015|It's All Mental, The Op-Eds|59 Comments

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) [...]

16 01, 2015

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:21:07+00:00 January 16th, 2015|Beauty, Body Image, Running, The Op-Eds|11 Comments

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

1 01, 2015

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:21:36+00:00 January 1st, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Fast Food, Healthy Eating, The Op-Eds, What Are You Eating?|9 Comments

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 [...]

18 12, 2014

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:21:49+00:00 December 18th, 2014|The Op-Eds|3 Comments

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." [...]

27 10, 2014

Get Life: The Hidden Eating Disorder in the Black Community

By | 2017-06-10T11:22:51+00:00 October 27th, 2014|Out and About, The Op-Eds|11 Comments

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...

23 09, 2014

Why Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Breaks My Heart

By | 2014-09-23T13:58:32+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Health On The Small Screen, The Op-Eds|50 Comments

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 [...]

17 07, 2014

Get Life: What Can America Learn From The European Horsemeat Controversy?

By | 2017-06-10T11:44:10+00:00 July 17th, 2014|Out and About, The Op-Eds|4 Comments

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?

12 06, 2014

The Fat-O-Phobes Are Showing Their Behinds Again

By | 2017-06-10T11:24:08+00:00 June 12th, 2014|The Op-Eds|66 Comments

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 [...]