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Radical Visibility and the Myth of the Bikini Body

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...
What Is Diet Culture?

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,...

Fixing Stitch Fix

I received an email from Stitch Fix yesterday with the subject “Kate, We’re Expanding!” And I was so excited because I’ve been waiting for them to start carrying a plus-size line and…oh. The email says they’re adding a men’s...

Everyday Perspective: Object Lesson

Ever since I started doing mindset work on perspective, I’m often stopped in my tracks when I stumble across lessons in everyday life. Here are two from this morning: Lesson One: Running in the Background I listen to Pandora during my workday. I keep it running...
Think Outside the Big Box Gym

Think Outside the Big Box Gym

When you decide to “join a gym,” what kind of place do you imagine? If I had to guess, you’re probably thinking about what fitpros call a big box gym–a huge facility with a lot of machines and varying amenities. But there are so many more...