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You Equals You: Who Benefits from Being Undetectable?

Undetectability isn’t a form of protection in a world where men still hold immeasurable power. Read more »

Pleasureless Principle: Who Gets to Decide What Your Anatomy Is Capable Of?

The clinical side of the gender-confirmation surgery process is centered around resolving visual dysphoria. Read more »

Well, Actually: The Thin White Men Who Rebranded Dieting as "Wellness"

We need to talk more about how many food rules targeted at women come from men who will never have our bodies or wrestle with our cultural expectations. Read more »

Popaganda: Watching What You Eat

What does it take to get “well”? When we think about wellness, especially right now, we tend to think of it as everything we do to make our lives and bodies healthy. Rather than defining health through the negation of sickness, wellness advocates press that being “well” is an ongoing process of... Read more »

Growing Pains: Why Labor is the Real Food Movement We Should be Paying Attention To

Laborers—often migrant laborers—work long hours without access to basic employment protections. Read more »

Racial Roadblocks: The NAACP Lights a Flare on Anti-Blackness

It is nearly impossible to comprehend what it means to be a Black traveler in the United States today without confronting our long anti-Black history. Read more »

Dear Kanye West: North and Chicago Are Not Your Karma

People call down girl children like plagues. Read more »

Foundational Power: The Rise of Bangladeshi American Beauty Vloggers

Makeup can build, dismantle, assert, and help defy ideas of what “disciplined” bodies should look like. Read more »

Meet Your Match: 7 Dating Apps For the LGBTQ and POC Community

These apps have the potential to make dating better than Tinder. Read more »

Keep Your White Crowns: The History of America’s Identity Pageants

Fifty years after the creation of Miss Black America, mainstream pageants are still failing to be inclusive. Read more »

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