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Everything is amiss right now.  And much of it is long overdue (except for the pandemic, because that can go straight back into the depths of hell).  If you’ve been tuning in to your news channels or your social media feeds for even a millisecond during this last week, you’ve likely seen brands, leaders, and […]

“I’ll have what she’s having…”—we all know that infamous quote from When Harry Met Sally. We are all surrounded by images of beautiful women—in films, on TV, in magazines, and on social media. The constant message transmitted by these images of idealized female bodies is that if you don’t resemble, mimic, or strive for that […]

About seven weeks ago, I was considering skipping my friend’s birthday party. It won’t be more than 10-12 people, I thought, shouldn’t be too bad. This was before everything was “shut down” and every other word in most conversations was “virus.” I’ve been following international news about coronavirus almost obsessively, since the beginning of the […]

The desire for flawless skin is far from being ancient history, although ancient history is precisely when this misconstrued aspiration dates back to. From using urine to fade freckles, and arsenic, lead, mercury, and leeches to achieve a pale, porcelain-like skin color, women have gone to great lengths to alter their skin’s appearance throughout time. […]

“I’ll have what she’s having…”—we all know that infamous quote from When Harry Met Sally. We are all surrounded by images of beautiful women—in films, on TV, in magazines, and on social media. The constant message transmitted by these images of idealized female bodies is that if you don’t resemble, mimic, or strive for that […]

Knowledge of nutrition is ubiquitous in today’s modern world, but for the modern girl, views about wellness and physical fitness are myopic at best. There is a failure to acknowledge the upstream determinants, from an individual’s lack of empowerment to the impact of social networks, to the messaging implications of how to lead healthier lifestyles. […]

My relationship with grief began when I was 16. It was April 2003, and I lost my uncle after he suffered a massive stroke at the top of the stairs leading to his apartment. I nursed my father back to some level of normalcy and life went on, as it always does. Later that year, […]

I was twenty-two years old. I was finishing a nutrition eBook—testing my recipes and taking notes on paper spattered with olive oil, dusted with chipotle seasoning. On the weekends, often, I was traveling for photoshoots or competing. In many ways, I loved what I was doing—so grateful for my fitness sponsorships and the platform I […]

There is reverence in the air and the sweet sound of jazz softly playing in the background as I sit here, perched on my stool. I sense that what’s about to tumble out may not be easy for me to write about and publish. Maybe taking this pause will help me to fully acknowledge that […]

The horizon disappears from view while the landscape appeared featureless, leaving no points of visual reference by which to navigate. I watched as the first flurries gently fell to the ground. I had a hard time sleeping that night—feverish, tossing and turning, sweating through sheets. The following morning started a little too early, with me […]

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