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Recent Writing

Radical Visibility and the Myth of the Bikini Body

The idea of a “bikini body” is a grand metaphor for a body worthy of being seen. Slenderella International, a short-lived chain of weight loss salons, popularized the phrase in 1961. The company ran a series of ads in major newspapers like the New York Times and the...

Running: Overcome The Tyranny of the First Mile

When I first started running, I followed the Couch to 5K plan like a lot of other folks. I hated it. I was miserable and decided running was boring. Then I joined a group training program for beginners at my local running club. I was miserable, and was now convinced...

What Is Diet Culture?

If you've been following me for a while, you know that I am 100% anti-diet culture. But do you know what that means? Here are 3 main characteristics of diet culture, and what you can do about it. But first, a definition: Diet culture is a system of knowledge, values,...

You Belong: A Mantra for Joining a Gym

There's a lot of advice out there about being new at the gym. Advice like, don't forget to re-rack your plates and adhere to the 30 min cardio machine limit. That's all well and good, but here's some advice that you probably haven't heard much about: You belong. Yes,...

Dr. Kate Browne is a writer, speaker, and teacher. Her research interests are varied and tangentially connected. Kate loves iced black coffee, the Bee Gees, and thoughtfully curated terrariums.

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