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A mother knows best

December 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

The following is an original fiction story written by Ann Dahlquist. * * * I left the classroom as I overheard people describing a woman that they called their “friend,” and debating her worth since she had gained weight. I couldn’t bear the conversation anymore, so I walked to my apartment. I was a sophomore in college carrying memories of ...

At the gym

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

I ran seven miles Saturday morning. Sure it was probably the slowest seven miles anyone has ever run in the history of seven-mile runs, but I did it, it felt great and I was proud. I did this at the gym, which in and of itself is kind of crazy, because seven slow miles holed up on a treadmill really isn’t tons of fun (especially if you’re on ...

Green tea chocolate chip cookies and the art of doing 10% less

October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

It took me 3 weeks to make these stinking cookies.  Why? Because I have slight perfectionist tendencies. That’s why. When I made the first batch of cookies and they just weren’t green enough, I wasn’t too frazzled. I analyzed the situation, ordered new matcha powder and tried again a week later. But when the second batch still wasn’t ...

UNDER_WIRE takes to campus to #CarryThatWeight!

October 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Back in August, a student at Columbia University named Emma Sulkowicz started carrying a mattress around campus everywhere she went. She said she would do this until her rapist, who is a fellow student at Columbia, was expelled or left the campus on his own. According to Sulkowicz, the rape occurred the first day of her sophomore year of college ...

Science: Ladyparts Edition

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ever had some questions about ladyparts? (Also known as the sex organs commonly possessed by cisgender women -but also trans men, and some genderqueer and other folks). Yes? Awesome, because below I have some super fascinating videos on these parts. First up, questions about periods and/or PMS? I’ve got a video for you. The folks over at ...

No end in sight to harassment and terrorization of women

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s never surprising when women are harassed and threatened online, it’s an everyday reality for almost every woman with a high profile online to receive daily hate mail with threats of rape, dismemberment, and murder, along with the requisite gendered slurs. Numerous think pieces have been written on this issue, detailing the way women are ...

Into the darkness

October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the hardest things to write about is depression. There are never enough words to describe the feeling. There is no poetic way of saying that you feel so empty that you can’t see any option besides death. There are no ways to pretty it up; no ways to make it sound bright. Through metaphors and imagery we can only try to describe the ...

Live naturally, be healthy, eat delicious

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

About three years ago, when my obsession with Pinterest officially began, I came across a food blogger who had quickly become my foodie goddess, source of hundreds of repinned pins, and natural food knowledge tree. Naturally Ella (Erin is her given name) is a blog that focuses on seasonal vegetarian food, and has grown to include baking, ...

A woman in Spain Part II.

October 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

One article, let alone fifty articles, could never sum up the experiences that I had traveling in Spain (as well as Germany–that place is the shit). As some of you readers may know by now, I developed an eating disorder as I was entering 11th grade. This morphed into a six-year-long journey of self-mutilation, depression, hope, healing and ...

Eat for Your Health

April 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Too often in the media women are led to believe that the key to being happy and healthy is being skinny; really skinny. It is what we see. We open up magazines with advertisements filled with women we don’t look anything like. They are photoshopped women, but it is easy to forget that when you are so used to being self-conscious of your body. We ...