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Recent Writing

An Open Letter to Cigna

Dear Cigna, My name is Kate Browne, and I am a Cigna policyholder through the third party payer Benefit Administrative Systems. I am also a runner, and I am training for the 2018 25th Anniversary #runDisney Dopey Challenge, which will be my biggest running milestone...

Love and Other Monsters: Raising the Bar on Self-Worth

Think love doesn't matter when it comes to your body image? Imagine if the next wedding you went to sounded like this: Friends, family, co-workers, obligatory guests, and casual acquaintances— We are gathered here today to witness the contractual commitment of two...

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...

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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