From the category archives:


what is food and how do we talk about it?

April 18, 2010

A dear friend and mentor e-mailed me yesterday with a link to an article in today’s New York Times magazine section. She was given this link by a woman who recently lost her daughter to an eating disorder so that first question still circles in her head to this day. I think this article brings [...]

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April 16, 2010

I never thought I’d be in a sorority. I was seriously against it during my freshman year because I thought I wasn’t going to change to fit in with a group of girls. Growing up I had my group of girlfriends, but most of my friends were guys. I was used to talking with my [...]

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"weighty matters" part 1

April 6, 2010

I’m very lucky that I’ve known one of my best friend for 19 years. Wow, that sounds like a long time and it is, but ever since the first time we started playing together in kindergarten, we’ve been family. Our parents weren’t “Mr.” and “Mrs.,” but “Uncle” and “Aunt.” This is Whitney (and our sugar [...]

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do sororities promote low body image?

March 15, 2010

My aunt sent this article to me this weekend on whether sororities promote a negative body image and create an environment where comparing eachother is a favorite pastime. It was interesting reading it because while I know my experience was different, my sorority actually kept me at Elon University for my whole sophomore year. By [...]

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