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

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What Would You Do With Your Cat If You Were Committed?​

She says she’s worried that the cat, whose name is Jack, doesn’t know what’s going on. She tried to explain to him that she was leaving for a while.
Joni Edelman   |   10.31.18 10:56am   |   SHARE
photo credit: Becky Long Photography

Megan Jayne Crabbe AKA bodyposipanda: Writer, Advocate, Possible Mermaid?

Megan, aka bodyposipanda is brave and beautiful and now I've used all the adjectives I can think of. Just take my word for it and get her book.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.26.18 9:35am   |   SHARE

Fall Has Arrived, Bringing Dirty Socks With It

The leaves of the deciduous trees are beginning to turn — red, orange, yellow, shades of sunset — and fall has arrived, announcing the change of seasons.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.24.18 12:05pm   |   SHARE
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BREAKING NEWS: Kristen Bell Says Something Feminists Have Been Saying Since 1965

In today’s news: Disney princesses don’t set a particularly good example for girls. From Kristen Bell’s mouth to your ears.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.18.18 10:05am   |   SHARE
It's not in the extraordinary tectonic life shifts that I learn the most about the world; it's in the mundane activities of everyday life.

Why Is This Woman Screaming At The Butcher?

There are some unique things about living on a mountain, one of them is undoubtedly the people. For example, the woman in Johnnie’s at the meat counter.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.17.18 11:46am   |   SHARE
Photo credit: By Stand-Up Sucks, LLC - "I Am Comic" Directed by Jordan Brady and distributed by Monterey MediaLocated on Monterey Medias Flickr account. [1], CC BY-SA 3.0,

How Is ABC Going To Kill Off Roseanne?

But how is ABC going to do away with Roseanne? You can see it tonight for the big reveal, or you can come along with me for speculation now.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.16.18 11:33am   |   SHARE
art by Julia Green

It’s Okay For Your Kids To Say No To Things

As parents, I believe that most of us really are trying to do our very best. You will make mistakes. It's okay for your kids to say no!
joni edelman, RN   |   10.16.18 12:01am   |   SHARE

5 Things To Say To A Mother Who Has Lost Her Baby

If you say nothing else, say this. A simple “I am so sorry” says that you care. You see the pain, You honor it. If this is all you can say, just say this.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.15.18 9:51am   |   SHARE
Magic and Sphen formed a bond before the 2018 mating season.

The World Is On Fire But These Gay Penguins Have It Figured Out

Magic and Sphen formed a bond before the 2018 mating season. After seeing the behavior, of these gay penguins, the zoo gave the penguins a dummy egg.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.12.18 10:25am   |   SHARE
The children, said in unison, “What’s National Coming Out Day?”

Should You Talk To Your Kids About "National Coming Out Day?"

The children, said in unison, “What’s National Coming Out Day?” That’s when my comment when from casual to teaching opportunity.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.11.18 10:06am   |   SHARE