Tag: waybackandforth

  • We Are Stardust: Faith, Yoga and How the Universe Showed Me what I’m Made of

    The workshop flier said, “Yoga for Women”, and I thought, this workshop could go one of several ways: · The teacher could be a tight-bodied Lululemon model in fuchsia lipstick and eyeliner, who played acid jazz and dubstep to our vinyasas. She could try to bend us into crazy positions and coach us to use […]

  • I DESERVE TO BE HEALTHY: A FEMINIST CASE FOR QUITTING SMOKING

    BACKSTORY So a couple of years ago, my wife, Nikki, and I are at a party where we encounter a few friends we haven’t seen in a while. Conversation gets around to how we’d just run the Prague marathon, which our friends meet with the typical incredulity non-runners feel towards the willful madness of running […]

  • Who Would Jesus Body Shame?

    Taking a Closer Look at Faith-Based DietsLargeBOD4GOD The recent controversy surrounding the “To the Fatty Running on the Westview Track” letter brought into sharp relief the ways in which many people believe you can tell almost anything about a person just by knowing their body size—their food choices, exercise habits, their innermost thoughts, and, according […]

  • Know Your Body Systems!

    When it comes to getting and staying healthy, knowledge is power.What’s there to know about your body systems? Guts are guts, right? Not so fast. The body is comprised of groups of organs that perform specific biological functions but work together like the most complex of ecosystems. Like an ecosystem, when one component doesn’t do […]

  • Chatting with Michelle Tea About Getting Pregnant and the Families We Create

    Ms. Fit Editor Marcia Talks to the Author and Mutha Publishermichelle teaAbout two years ago writer, editor, activist, and counter-culture heroine Michelle Tea decided she wanted to get pregnant. Approaching 40, single and queer, she started chronicling her journey on JaneXO.com. Since then has met the love of her life, located the very best fabulous […]