April 4, 2018
Dana Falsetti isn’t your average yoga teacher. The 24-year-old Bucks County native stumbled on internet acclaim in 2016, when her advanced yoga practice attracted Instagram followers in droves. It wasn’t just Falsetti’s headstands or backbends that people liked; fans were drawn to her personal vulnerability, her struggles with body image, eating disorders, and overall self-loathing, which she was eager to share with others enduring similar pressures on the image-driven social media app.
February 2, 2018
As more Olympic figure skaters battle eating disorders, a new documentary from Nancy Kerrigan seeks solutions to an age-old problem
October 11, 2017
Recently, Netflix released the documentary "Gaga: Five Foot Two," an intimate look at the iconic musician’s struggle to record "Joanne," her fifth and most personal studio album, while battling the relatively common but mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.
August 30, 2017
I don’t know how I would have endured this past winter without yoga.
July 12, 2017
Every few years, the media erupts with stories about the commercialization
of western yoga and the body shaming, racial discrimination, and cultural
appropriation that ensue. The conversation is ignited (the fire is usually
held to lululemon, whose
controversial, sizeist former CEO
built his business model by
marginalizing fuller figured women
), and then the discussion slowly dies down. People reabsorb the idea that
yoga is the exclusive privilege of thin, white women, whose spines
naturally bend in half.
June 27, 2017
The overwhelming majority of kittens under 8 weeks old brought into shelters are euthanized. Instagram and Twitter are helping to find them homes.
May 16, 2017
Janet Benton's debut novel is a stunning look at the life of one 19th century Quaker woman fighting to survive as an unwed mother in a world that views unwed mothers as sinfully subhuman.
April 6, 2017
New Jersey author Lauren Grodstein’s Our Short History is the novel America needs right now. And not just because it’s political. But also because it’s apolitical. It is a story about finding humanity on the “other” side, whichever side that may be.
November 30, 2016
November 25, 2016
Social media makes it easy to connect with exercise enthusiasts around the world. The camaraderie in these online fitness communities is ironclad. Instagrammers inspire each other with positive hashtags and motivational memes.