Tag: waybackandforth

  • Make This: Minty Sweet Pea Soup

    This very simple, vegan and gluten-free soup is inspired by mushy peas, the popular English side dish of mint and green peas smashed together. In soup form, the cheery bright green color is early summer in a bowl. The sweetness of the peas is brought out by the refreshing mint and a hint of lemon […]

  • Making the Move: Part Two of Three

    A year ago I told my therapist about my long-lived dream to move to Seattle. She asked, simply, “Why does it have to be a dream? Why can’t you just go?” I recited my usual litany of excuses—How would I sell our house? Where would I find work? What was I even qualified to do?—but […]

  • Making the Move: Seattle

    Part Three of ThreeWhen I was seventeen, I graduated high school a semester early and moved from the Chicago suburbs to Madison, Wisconsin. My desire to escape my problems—depression, drug-addicted and troubled friends, an emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend—was so intense I couldn’t even wait the nine months until college started. My mom and my best friend […]

  • MEET A MS. FIT: ARTIST RIVA LEHRER

    Portrait artist Riva Lehrer’s groundbreaking work on identity and disability has been exhibited at such prestigious venues as the United Nations, National Women’s Art Museum and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, Lehrer has been an invited lecturer throughout the United States and in Europe, and was the […]

  • 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 […]