HEALTH // JUNE 2021
A culturally competent approach to health trains providers to understand the structural barriers many people in marginalized communities face when they seek medical care.
INSTYLE // MAY 2021
Leaving the house again feels weird and getting dressed is hard. But dieting isn’t the fix.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN // MARCH 2021
Contrary to what you’ve undoubtedly been told, you can be fat and fit at the same time.
MEDIUM // FEBRUARY 2021
Should we really be putting high BMI in the same eligibility category as pulmonary disease and cancer?
NEW YORK TIMES // JANUARY 2021
Think of body changes as something to be curious about, not a problem to be solved.
MEDIUM // JANUARY 2021
Weight stigma in health care can impact the care people get for Covid-19
NEW YORK TIMES // AUGUST 2020
The constant feeding of our children without a break can compound parental eating issues.
NEW YORK TIMES // JULY 2020
The pandemic and loss of jobs have forced food programs to shut down or change operations. Financial assistance programs also have struggled with more families applying for help.
NEW YORK TIMES // MAY 2020
How parents in food-insecure households are stretching meals and struggling to nourish their kids during the pandemic.
HEALTH // FEBRUARY 2020
Women need their bodies back.
NEW YORK TIMES // FEBRUARY 2020
Parents who struggle with food and self-image can inadvertently pass along unhealthy behaviors. Here’s how to avoid it.
ELEMENTAL // JANUARY 2020
There’s a movement outside of gyms to make fitness a safe space. Whether the industry will ever fully embrace body positivity remains an open question.
NEW YORK TIMES // AUGUST 2019
Kurbo by WW promises to fight childhood obesity by teaching kids aged 8 to 17 healthy eating strategies — but is it ever a good idea to teach kids how to diet?
MEDIUM // AUGUST 2019
Anorexia has serious implications at any weight, but heavier patients face a pervasive, harmful stigma
BITCH // FEBRUARY 2019
Mostly white, mostly male, mostly thin food writers and chefs have turned being thin—and eating in the labor-intensive way they think guarantees thinness—into a moral imperative.
PARENTS // JANUARY 2019
We’re often so focused on getting our kids to eat vegetables that we forget it’s perfectly normal to go for dishes that taste good. Here’s why you should stress less about the fries and pizza and accept that happy meals can be healthy.
MEDIUM // NOVEMBER 2018
As locavorism, veganism, and other healthy food trends took off, some of the people who pushed them the hardest suffered the most.
PARENTS // AUGUST 2018
Yes, you both change equal buttloads of diapers. But we bet only one of you is up at midnight trolling Pinterest for birthday-cake ideas, ordering school supplies, and trying to wrestle some sense into the family calendar. That stops now.
SLATE // MAY, 2016
Paid family leave doesn’t just support gender equity in the workplace. It may also prevent babies’ deaths.
BUZZFEED // MARCH, 2015
I’d always been self-conscious about my abdomen. When I got endometriosis, everyone else became conscious of it too.
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