Guest Bloggers

Guest Post: I am No One’s Good Fatty

Guest Post: I am No One’s Good Fatty

Editor’s Note: Shaunta is back! And this time she explains why the expectation of being a “good fatty” is hurtful and unproductive. Right on! *** When I first started writing about Health at Every Size (HAES), I spent a lot of time talking about my blood. Nearly every post I wrote included a paragraph listing my “numbers,” like credentials on a resume. My cholesterol is 125. My b... »

How 100 Days of Anti-Dieting Changed My Life

How 100 Days of Anti-Dieting Changed My Life

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is about how one woman, Shaunta Grimes, is currently breaking through the cycle of yo-yo dieting and she offers tips on how you can do it too.  *** I’ve struggled with disordered eating for thirty years, and I’ve been an advocate for Health at Every Size (HAES) for three years. I believe that intuitive eating, joyful exercise, and body acce... »

Guest Post: Gender Inequality in Chess

Guest Post: Gender Inequality in Chess

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is about the history of women in the world of chess. Honestly, even though I don’t know anything about chess (I don’t have the patience to play), I found this article to be very interesting, especially the part about the badass Polgar sisters.  ——————————————... »

Guest Post: Stop Judging Me for Being on Welfare

Guest Post: Stop Judging Me for Being on Welfare

Editor’s Note: In media and popular culture, the myth of the “welfare queen” is still present. Obviously, this stereotype does not reflect the reality of people who need government assistance. Today’s guest post is from a single mother on welfare and how she constantly feels judged by society for getting a “free ride” when it’s anything but.  ——... »

Compassionate Investigation: An Interview With the Minds Behind “Oh No, Ross & Carrie!”

Compassionate Investigation: An Interview With the Minds Behind “Oh No, Ross & Carrie!”

This post was originally posted on Mad Art Lab and was written by Courtney Caldwell. I added in some extra photos to this post version that I took of Ross and Carrie cuz they rock. Who rocks, you ask? They all rock. Ross, Carrie, the photos and Courtney. So enjoy the interview and the new podcast you are going to be hooked on! Take it away Courtney… ____________________ I have a confession: ... »

Guest Post: The Science Behind Three-Parent Babies (and Why the Name is a Little Misleading)

Guest Post: The Science Behind Three-Parent Babies (and Why the Name is a Little Misleading)

Ed’s note: The author of this post is Andrew, a Cell Biologist (more information at the bottom).  ——————————— Every so often, a discovery is made, a technology is developed, or a news item comes out that seems to be tailor-made for misleading descriptions. From evolution’s “missing link” to the metamaterials “Harry Potter invi... »

a homeless man sleeping on the streets

Guest Post: There’s More Than One Way for a Person to Be Illegal

Note: Ed Cara at Grumbles & Rumbles and Alexandra Brodky at Feministing (as well as many others) covered the issue of the rape and kidnapping victim who was arrested from a feminist, anti-rape perspective. One perspective that I found to be missing from the conversation is that of the homeless. When I engaged on the matter, it seemed that many did not quite grasp what it is like to be homeless... »

SoD Cross Post: Perspective

SoD Cross Post: Perspective

The following was originally posted by Jennifer at School of Doubt. Read it there or catch the beginning below. Teaching is all about perspective. January 23rd, 2014 changed mine. Thursday January 23rd was truly a perfect storm day for me. It started when I arrived at school and I realized that, as I was about to get out of my car, the thing that I needed to bring for my 4th period class was sitti... »

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