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.

August 1, 2018

Fitness

Why everyone should try yoga with cats

While yoga/farm animal fusions might seem fun and Instagrammable for some, I see a real need for cat yoga – for people and cats, too.

April 4, 2018

Yoga

Beloved Instagram yogis Dana Falsetti and Kino MacGregor fight back against Alo Yoga lawsuit

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

Eating Disorders

Nancy Kerrigan puts spotlight on eating disorders in athletes

As more Olympic figure skaters battle eating disorders, a new documentary from Nancy Kerrigan seeks solutions to an age-old problem

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

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