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...
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...

Work Worth Doing: Self-Care as Activism

It’s a strange time to deposit a literature PhD dissertation. I finished the final draft in the last hours of 2016, nearly crushed by the weight of the knowledge that the project I poured every available ounce of my energy into for the past 5 years means very...