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How-To Guides Might Be the Future of Self-Care

“Self-care is so overwhelming.”

Tenuous Embodiment: In Queer Communities, Disordered Eating Has Complex Roots

Achieving a state of “body positivity” in a body that experiences dysphoria is not the most helpful goal to aim for. Read more »

Skin Deep: The Racial Politics of Sunscreen

Sunscreen, its marketing, and its physical makeup is just another way that white people are prioritized in the outdoors industry. Read more »

30 Years Ago, “The Golden Girls” Treated Sick Women like We Matter

Three decades later, “Sick and Tired” remains a cultural touchstone for people with chronic illnesses. Read more »

Survival Jean: “If You Look Good, You Feel Good” Is More Than a Mantra for the Chronically Ill

When you are diagnosed with a chronic illness, everything in your life becomes incidental. Read more »

Stop Steaming Your Vagina and Other Wisdom from Dr. Jen Gunter

The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth from the Medicine  tackles every old wives’ tale you heard as a teen. Read more »

Deadly Dieting Tools: Who Loses When Weight Watchers Sets Its Eyes on Children?

Apps like Kurbo only make the transformation from healthy eating to disordered eating to eating disorder more efficient. Read more »

Popaganda: Feminism beyond Burnout

Carmen Rios is challenging listeners to envision a feminism beyond burnout—and commit to making it possible. Read more »

False Choices: What Will It Take to Ignite a Feminist Healthcare Revolution?

Capitalism often tricks us into functioning from a place of scarcity, where longing for pleasure is the most we can aspire to. But what if we could tap into our desires in small ways every day? Read more »

Popaganda: Let’s Talk about (Talking About) Sex

In the midst of the #MeToo movement, it’s clear that we’ve all still got a lot of work left to do to change the conversations we’re having around desire and sexuality. Read more »

Needles and Spins: Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Dangerously Profitable

Recasting a social contract as an individual choice is at the crux of the movement’s menace. Read more »

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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »