BIO

Body-positive intersectional feminist. BP Type II. Diet industry dropout. Wife. Mom of 5. Bibliophile. Cake aficionado. Editor In Chief @ Ravishly. Types 17 WPM.

Joni Edelman's Articles

Joni Edelman 42-year-old face with no fancy skincare

I Replaced My 10-Step Korean Skincare For $37 (And Saved $121,136)

What if we just all decided that we’d let ourselves get old without trying to snail-trail-Dragon’s-Blood-Complex-10 Step-Korean-Skincare our way out of it?
joni edelman   |   06.12.17 8:42am   |   SHARE
"I will regret that I ever decided to circumcise him in the first place. I will wish I could undo that decision and give him back today, and the summer he'll spend in bed." (Image credit: Joni Edelman)

The Lesser Known Complication Of Circumcision

Being re-circumcised is not the same thing as the quick in-office procedure that happens to a newborn. It’s a surgery now.
joni edelman   |   06.8.17 9:34am   |   SHARE
image credit: YouTube

Snow White And The Fat Calves

Just when I think we've made a little headway, some asshole reminds me that yes, people still think fat people are gross.
joni edelman   |   06.7.17 10:47am   |   SHARE
image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

My Bullet Journal Just Stresses Me Out

In theory, I love this whole thing... In reality? I SUCK AT IT.
joni edelman   |   06.4.17 11:39pm   |   SHARE
What is even HAPPENING here? (image credit: Justin Bieber via Instagram)

Justin Bieber Posts Like 25 Instagram Photos In One Hour (Ain't No One Mad, But Maybe Confused?)

Mostly at this point I'm just wondering if Justin has lost his damn mind.
joni edelman   |   06.1.17 11:54am   |   SHARE
image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

How Much Air Can A Vagina Hold? And 7 Other Fun Facts About Your Post-Baby-Baby-Baby Body

I didn’t want an episiotomy. And I told my doctor so on page three of my seven page birth plan.
joni edelman   |   05.31.17 1:08pm   |   SHARE
fetal feet

What If You Never Hold Your Baby? Are You Still A Mother?

He told me there was nothing we could have done. He told me it happens sometimes. But it had never happened to me, so none of that mattered.
joni edelman   |   05.25.17 7:47am   |   SHARE
This very callout culture so enamored with gaslighting routinely and systematically gaslights anyone with so much as a single chubby toe out of line with their personal politics. (Image credit: Ashley_Nell_Tipton via Instagram)

Ashley Nell Tipton Deserves The Right To Autonomy

Fat activism is one of the few branches of social justice in which fellow activists seem to feel entitled to comment, degrade, harass, and otherwise police the bodies of their peers.
joni edelman   |   05.22.17 10:31am   |   SHARE
Image by Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

Why Am I Terrified Of Change?

Want to see me panic? Ask me what I’m going to be doing in 10 years.
joni edelman   |   05.22.17 12:01am   |   SHARE
Our rundown of all the major players in the Trump-Russia-Comey scandal. In short: It's a bad day for Trump, but a really great day for democracy in America. (Image Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

The Trump Impeachment Playlist: Things Are Not Looking Good For The Don

We've got Trump, Vladimir, Comey, and all the other players lined up for you. Here are the facts, followed by our IRL translation, to make sure you know that you know all abouts that latest (and possibly tenure-ending) Trump scandal.
Joni Edelman   |   05.17.17 9:15am   |   SHARE