We can barely get doctors to hear us when we talk about the pain from bones dangling from sockets, or other real and sincere health problems. Doctors are supposed to care about something like our hair?
So, many people say that a Black Ariel is somehow a marketing ploy. I agree! But guess what? So were decades of all-white Disney princesses.
There is no predictive marker—age, socioeconomic status, location—that can protect us… but why?
How I contend with being a survivor of being multiple experiences with sexual violence, and what I think prevents us from decreasing the likelihood it’ll happen again.
Exploring when and where I learned the instantly gratifying feeling of overeating, and why I think overeating is so common.
“You know, you’ve changed a lot since you’ve lost weight.” It was always—always—said scornfully. It was supposed to signal to me that I was different now, and the difference was not welcome.
So, Buzzfeed did a thing. I mean, a questionable thing, no doubt, but a thing that definitely has the Internet going nuts. In the discussions surrounding this thing Buzzfeed did,
You sound like an idiot when you start your little rant about how black women ‘don’t work out.’ We do, and we’d appreciate it if you stopped the nonsense.
A community struggles to feed itself healthily, and the public blames them for it. I think it’s more complicated than that. Here’s why.
The thing holding us back from progress is a refusal to express empathy for those who disagree with us. They are the reason why Baltimore is fighting back.
I’m still struggling with the fact that all of this actually happened. So, this newscaster and her husband are anchors for WKBT, La Crosse, Wisconsin. The wife, Jennifer Livingston, receives
In this post, I dance on the grave of Rick Ross’ dead endorsement deal.
“Dear obese PhD applicants: if you didn’t have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won’t have the willpower to do a dissertation #truth”
Do we HAVE to choose between the two? We can’t have both?
“You wind up making friends with guys who admit their dating preferences freely, knowing that – since you’re no longer fat – they won’t offend you…”
That’s right. I said it. Death to her. We can host her funeral right here. I’ll chip in for some orchids.
Why does your ‘hood have nothing but corner stores and candy bars? Easy: it’s the cheapest and most profitable.
On the “real women have curves” mentality, “plus-size celebration” issues and body snarking.
How much does your mate’s language affect your body image?
A few thoughts on Hollaback’s street harassment video, and the experiences of active women outdoors.