Elizabeth Licorish

Elizabeth Licorish

Elizabeth Licorish is a freelance writer and author from Philadelphia. She wrote and co-authored Innovation for Underdogs in 2008. In 2012, she wrote and edited Charles Manson Now. She received her MFA in creative writing from Rutgers University. Whenever she's not writing, draining chain cups of coffee, or cleaning the cookie crumbs out of her computer keyboard, she's either running in circles or sprawled out over her yoga mat.

October 11, 2017

Fibromyalgia

New pain study offers hope for Lady Gaga, others with fibromyalgia

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

Yoga

Yoga roadshow coming to Philly can help you beat the winter blues

I don’t know how I would have endured this past winter without yoga.

July 12, 2017

Yoga

Internet yoga star reignites debate over corporate body shaming

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

Cats

How social media is saving lives of shelter kittens

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

History

Philly author's 'Lilli de Jong' is a new feminist classic for Trump-era America

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

Books

Lauren Grodstein's 'Our Short History' is the novel America needs right now

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

Body Image

Meet the women of the #BellyJelly body positivity movement

Story

November 25, 2016

Addiction

What it’s like to survive an exercise addiction

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.

September 28, 2016

Cats

Please don't freak out about Cat Scratch Disease

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study citing an increase in Cat Scratch Disease has incited a media frenzy, prompting headlines such as “Snuggling Up With Your Cat May Kill You Thanks To Cat-Scratch Disease.”

September 6, 2016

Fashion

The adventures of wearing my underwear to the beach

I will admit, it was a little weird stripping down to my skivvies in broad daylight.

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