The Op-Eds
20 01, 2015

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

By | January 20th, 2015|Health News, The Op-Eds|9 Comments

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

16 01, 2015

Men And Your Weight

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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." [...]

11 11, 2014

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

By | November 11th, 2014|The Op-Eds|28 Comments

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

3 11, 2014

The $36 Salad: An Exercise In Elitism?

By | November 3rd, 2014|The Op-Eds|22 Comments

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

27 10, 2014

Get Life: The Hidden Eating Disorder in the Black Community

By | 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 | 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 [...]

23 09, 2014

How Clean Eating Saved My Life

By | September 23rd, 2014|#ScaleFreeBaby, Clean Eating Boot Camp, Food 101, Healthy Eating, The Op-Eds|11 Comments

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

31 08, 2014

How Dare You, Fat Black Chick, Treat Me This Way?!

By | August 31st, 2014|The Op-Eds|31 Comments

You know, I just knew up and down that I wouldn't have to write about Gabourey Sidibe anymore. I was wrong.

31 08, 2014

Size Politics: Dating, Salaries, And Friendships

By | August 31st, 2014|Beauty, Standards of Black Beauty, The Op-Eds|24 Comments

Revisiting the idea of "dating while overweight," and what I learned from the debate that ensued.

28 08, 2014

An Open Letter To The Black Blogosphere

By | August 28th, 2014|The Op-Eds|82 Comments

I'm tired of seeing these questions about why Black women are sooooooooooo fat...

19 08, 2014

An Open Letter: Domestic Violence, Self Esteem, and the Right Kind of Support

By | August 19th, 2014|The Op-Eds|0 Comments

An open letter to dynamic TV personality Tamron Hall, about her campaign to end domestic violence.

17 07, 2014

Why My Wedding Anniversary Spans Two Whole Days

By | July 17th, 2014|The Op-Eds|14 Comments

An open letter to my husband, who has loved me and supported me endlessly since we first began.

17 07, 2014

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

By | 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?

1 07, 2014

The Myth of The Food Desert: Where The Root Went Wrong

By | July 1st, 2014|The Op-Eds|15 Comments

The Root on food deserts. Me on where The Root messed up.

1 07, 2014

Vogue Shows Us How Not To Manage Our Children’s Weight… Or Project Our Insecurities Onto Them

By | July 1st, 2014|The Op-Eds|31 Comments

Mother puts her 7-year old daughter on a diet, Internet goes wild...

1 07, 2014

My Thoughts On “Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?”

By | July 1st, 2014|The Op-Eds|8 Comments

My thoughts on Mark Bittman's column, and the privilege of cooking.

12 06, 2014

The Fat-O-Phobes Are Showing Their Behinds Again

By | 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 [...]