Travel

Much of the food we ate ran along these lines: not unrecognizable to the average American, but not at all the same.

Eating Lunch In Palestine 

I was an American Jew in Palestine. I wondered if I had made a mistake in coming here, in leaving the relative safety of my hotel in Jerusalem, or Read...
Naomi Tomky    |   05.9.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
Image courtesy of the author.

Failure And Body Shame On A Guatemalan Volcano

My breathing hastened and my crying intensified. The elevation wasn’t doing me any favors. All I knew was that it was pitch black on a lava field in Read...
Caroline Eubanks    |   04.18.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
If donuts are a true culinary gift, Gordough’s is culinary Christmas morning.

Intuitive Eating In Austin: Tacos And Donuts And More Donuts, Oh My

There is a version of me that would have shoved another taco down the hatch and spent the rest of the night feeling like my heart was on fire and Read...
joni edelman   |   04.17.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After

Take The Cake: Secret Relationships With Fat Women

When we both moved to San Francisco in our 20s, she moved to a wealthy neighborhood and I moved into a neighborhood where old men had phone sex on Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   03.2.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Image Credit: Ferran Fusalba via Unsplash

Finding My Rebel Catholicism In Mexico City

In my rebel Catholicism, and the Catholicism that I see so many other Latinx people practice, faith and cynicism are dancing partners that invent Read...
Michelle Threadgould    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
I'm sorry for what I said when Mercury was in retrograde.

Mercury Is Here To Screw Things Up With Its Retrograde Bullcrap, AGAIN

Pretty much any and everything disastrous that happens to you between now and January 8, 2017 can and should be directly attributed to Mercury and Read...
joni edelman   |   12.22.16   |   SHARE
Culture
When you hold travel up on some kind of pedestal, you sound classist as hell. Image: Joshua Earle/Unsplash.

Your Obsession With Travel Sure Feels Classist To Me

I don’t get out much — and it’s not because I’m boring or don’t have a sense of adventure or don’t care about learning about the larger world: It’s Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   12.21.16   |   SHARE
Voices

#JoniDoesBabecamp Day 5: Deep Ocean, Deep Thoughts, And Jube

As our lovely Editor-In-Chief jets off to a body positive retreat at #BabecampJamaica, we're following her along for a week of ocean air, radical Read...
joni edelman   |   11.7.16   |   SHARE