Tag:culture

How The Black Panther Party Changed Hunger and Poverty Policy in America

By | February 11th, 2016|Did You Know|

The Black Panther Party changed the way we feed our children. Learn how.

The Choice Between Food As Culture and Food As Medicine

By | January 27th, 2015|Social Construct|

Do we HAVE to choose between the two? We can't have both?

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Eating Disorders When Dieting Wasn’t Enuf

By | January 26th, 2015|My Journey|

It's exactly what you think it is.

On Whitney: Addiction, Grieving and Coping

By | December 15th, 2014|Celeb Watch, It's All Mental|

My thoughts on addiction, coping and grieving, as brought on by the passing of Whitney Houston.

“Black Women Are Too Fat To Have Eating Disorders!”

By | November 26th, 2014|Body Image, Debunking The Myths|

My thoughts on "Blacks With Bulimia: Hiding In Plain Sight" from The Root.

Friday 5: 5 Reasons Soul Food Didn’t Make You Fat

By | July 29th, 2014|Friday 5|

"...to explain why so much of what we believe about our cultural foodways is pure crap. Starting with the belief that soul food made us fat."

On Becoming “That Fit Bitch”

By | May 1st, 2014|My Journey, Social Construct|

You don't like her, but you'd better hope to become her.

Black Women, Our Bodies & Perceptions of Beauty: Straight Hair

By | April 17th, 2014|Beauty, Black Hair, Standards of Black Beauty|

What if you swapped your hair with your body in your list of priorities? This wouldn't even be an issue then, would it?

Blogging While Black: On Having An Accidentally Controversial Blog Title

By | February 13th, 2014|The Op-Eds|

A minor rant about the "A White Girl's Guide To Weight Loss" comments I'm getting...

Young Black Boys vs Young Black Girls

By | October 24th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Social Construct|

A comparative look at the experiences of black boys in school vs. black girls, and how it affects black women.

“Food Is Not Just Food In The Black Community”

By | July 23rd, 2013|Social Construct|

"Food speaks to nationalities, cultural roots and family traditions as much as anything..."

The Unbearable Whiteness of Eating: How The Food Culture War Affects Black America

By | July 2nd, 2013|The Op-Eds|

How persons of color (and the needs of persons of color) are shut out of conversations involving health, wellness and food availability.

Q&A Wednesday: Do Black Vegetarians Exist?

By | May 21st, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: Do Black vegetarians exist?

Black Women Too Vain To Work Out And That’s Why They’re Fat… Or Something

By | May 13th, 2013|Black Hair, The "Study" Guide|

Let's say that there really and truly is a national average of approximately 40% of Black women who don't work out because of their hair. Let's say that. Where does the conversation go from there?

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

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

A brief introduction to the Soul Food Series on BGG2WL.

Q&A Wednesday: What About Men? What About Non-Blacks?

By | April 30th, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: Do you think men such as me can be just as successful as you taking in what you say and do?

Black Women, Our Bodies & Perceptions of Beauty: On Self Esteem

By | January 28th, 2013|It's All Mental, Standards of Black Beauty|

Society would make you think that being overweight is a sin...

Re-Examining – And Re-Defining – The Athlete’s Body

By | January 15th, 2013|Social Construct|

In the 2002 book Athlete, photographer Howard Schatz takes a photo set of over 125 athletes...

Fat Girls In The Media: Celebrating Obesity?

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

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

A Lesson In Marketing Magic: The History Of Aunt Jemima

By | September 24th, 2012|Conscious Consumerism|

The true origins of Aunt Jemima and how marketing has been used to hide ugly truths.