Screw The “Dadbag”

In an article titled A Dadbag That I Made For People Who Want A Dad Bod Without Eating Junk Food, it was announced that a designer intends to sell designs for a fanny pack that looks like fat peoples' stomachs. The designer says: I made the dadbag because I’m desperate to have dad bod but …

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“Our Enraging, Beautiful, Hungry Bodies”

A great review of Roxane Gay's Hunger, by Keah Brown. For most of my life, that fear of people has kept me from really living, from feeling free. Even now, with my newfound like for my body, I still tense up when I catch people staring. I still have to actively keep negative thoughts at bay …

The painful truth about being gay at Canada’s largest Christian university

I've been working on this long-form, investigative piece for Daily Xtra for the past 8 months, and I can only assume that this is what it feels like to birth a child after a long wait and lots of work. It's also the longest (published) piece I've ever written (almost 5,000 words!). The students at …

“What’s Wrong With Me?” On Autoimmune Disease c/o the New Yorker

Because I had read that autoimmune conditions could be triggered by chemical exposure and by diet—some thyroid patients are sensitive to gluten, which can exacerbate their symptoms—I became hyperconscious of what I ate and what I exposed myself to. On more than one coffee date, walking through the leafy streets of Fort Greene, my friend …

“Eating Toward Immortality: Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death” c/0 The Atlantic

Ancient humans must have decided, once their bellies were full, that there was more to life than mere survival and staring mortality in the face. They went on to build things in which they could find distraction, comfort, recreation, and meaning. They built cultures in which death became another rite of passage, not the end …