I’m Not the Woman at the Ballgame, But I Could Be

Persephone Magazine, May 13, 2015 Recently, a hateful, fat-shaming photo surfaced on the internet. OK, I’m going to have to be more specific. A picture surfaced that showed a fat woman in the seats at a baseball game, taken from the back and clearly without her consent, with a caption that discussed how much she…

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Professionalism and Oppression

Persephone Magazine, April 22, 2015 Early in the life of my blog, I was trying to focus on being “adultish” — which included some fashion and lifestyle tips and musings that reflected on acting more mature and professional. But lately, I’ve been wondering, what does that even mean? At some point not too long ago,…

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Why Did Parks & Recreation Get a Pass on Fat-Shaming?

Persephone Magazine, March 26, 2015 Parks & Rec is one of my favorite shows. But it wasn’t perfect. For all of its smarts and brilliant hilarity, there was a blind spot — constant and nearly universally unquestioned fat-shaming. That’s not to say it has never been discussed before — both This is Thin Privilege and…

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Book Review: “The Fire Sermon” by Francesca Haig

Persephone Magazine, March 18, 2015 Imagine if everyone had a twin, inextricably linked, yet entirely separate. Trigger warning for discussion of ableism. The Fire Sermon is set four centuries in the future, after an apocalyptic nuclear blast has shot humanity back into a primitive era. The radiation from the explosion changed a lot — technology…

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We Try It: ClassPass

Persephone Magazine, March 11, 2015 It’s like Netflix for exercise. So… the opposite of Netflix. A friend recently introduced me to a service called <a title=”ClassPass” href=”http://classpass.com/” target=”_blank”>ClassPass</a>, which allows you to take a seemingly-unlimited number of exercise classes for $99 a month. There’s no cap on how many classes you can take overall, however,…

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Things Women of an Arbitrary Age Should and Should Not Do

Persephone Magazine, March 4, 2015 I keep seeing clickbait posts from various sources (that I won’t give the satisfaction of linking to) outlining all the things women (it’s always women) should and shouldn’t do, wear, and have after certain milestone ages like 25 or 30. It would seem one of the things we shouldn’t have…

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