The Op-Eds
30 05, 2013

Why I Don’t Believe In “Cheating” On Your Clean Eating

By | May 30th, 2013|It's All Mental, The Op-Eds|20 Comments

I know I've said this before, and everyone jumped down my throat... but I don't believe in the concept of "cheating.""Cheat days," "cheat meals," and the like? I don't believe in 'em. It's ok to throw tomatoes at me. I'll just make tomato bisque out of 'em, anyway. I think it's appropriate to [...]

8 05, 2013

Neither Soul Food, Nor “Slave Food,” Made You Fat

By | May 8th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Social Construct, The Op-Eds|40 Comments

A brief introduction to the Soul Food Series on BGG2WL.

23 04, 2013

Why Does The NAACP Want You To Believe Sodapop Is A Civil Right’s Issue?

By | April 23rd, 2013|The Op-Eds|12 Comments

Well, speaking of people being bought and sold... Credit: Gawker ...apparently, this is an actual thing: NEW YORK (AP) -- The city defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks Wednesday as an imperfect but meaningful rein on obesity, while critics said it would hurt small and minority-owned businesses while doing little to [...]

16 04, 2013

Sound Off: Share Your Thoughts on the Boston Marathon Tragedy

By | April 16th, 2013|BGG2WL, The Op-Eds|4 Comments

Over 100 injured, 3 dead, and thousands affected by a series of explosions that took place in Boston at the historic marathon.

7 03, 2013

The Politics Of Safety For Women

By | March 7th, 2013|Running, The Op-Eds|50 Comments

In a span of 16 minutes, I had 8 different men inappropriately speak on my body. I had a pair of men follow me up a street demanding that I talk to them...

19 02, 2013

BGG2WL In NYC: The Effects Of Gentrification On Food Availability

By | February 19th, 2013|The Op-Eds, Tools For Weight Loss|5 Comments

On gentrification: can money overshadow race?

31 01, 2013

In Honor of Trayvon Martin

By | January 31st, 2013|BGG2WL, The Op-Eds|21 Comments

A few words on the murder of Trayvon Martin, and what this means for us as a country.

7 11, 2012

Skinny People Shop At Whole Foods: A Poor Kid’s Perspective

By | November 7th, 2012|The Op-Eds|53 Comments

You know, I spent an entire week writing about shopping at grocery stores and how to get the most bang for your buck.. but it'd be wrong of me to fail to acknowledge that access to those kinds of stores is a privilege. I mean, thinking of all the options and opportunities that [...]

3 10, 2012

Fat Girls In The Media: Celebrating Obesity?

By | October 3rd, 2012|Health On The Small Screen, The Op-Eds|18 Comments

Your very presence is telling young girls that it's okaaaaaaaaay to be overweight...

6 08, 2012

No Myths Here: Food Stamps, Food Deserts and Food Scarcity

By | August 6th, 2012|Social Construct, The Op-Eds|20 Comments

Living in the projects, living with food deserts, living with food stamps, living in silence.

7 05, 2012

The NYTimes Offers Reasons “Why Black Women Are Fat”

By | May 7th, 2012|The Op-Eds|56 Comments

Why are Black women fat? "Because their men want them to be..."

7 09, 2011

Me vs. The McMachine: On McDonalds… And My Daughter

By | September 7th, 2011|It's All Mental, The Op-Eds|20 Comments

On marketing, McDonalds, and teaching my daughter about what really makes her big and strong.

18 08, 2011

Dear Government, Taxing Soda Is Crap And You Know It

By | August 18th, 2011|About The Site, Health News, The Op-Eds|11 Comments

Dear [insert Politician], Hi! Howaya? Hope [insert significant other's name here] and the family are doing well. Good lookin' out on that whole health care reform thing. Most of us (and most of your peers) might not have much of an idea of what it actually does, how you'll pay for it nor are they [...]