I frequently feel a constant underlying panic about the current information that’s coming in about climate change. We’re marching steadily towards doomsday — experts are saying we have a mere eleven years before climate change becomes irreversible. And that deadline doesn’t even account for the already irreversible losses we’ve had on Earth: the Great Barrier… Continue reading How should we think about climate change?
There are around 6,500 languages spoken in the world. Some of them are dying. Some of them are thriving. Some of them are almost a global standard. Some have mixed together. Some are slang used to often that it basically qualifies as its own language. And here's why you should learn more than one. The… Continue reading Why be a Polyglot?
The other day, I looked myself in the mirror and thought… what would happen if I liked everything I saw reflected back exactly the way it was? Well, for one, I’d probably be a happier person. I’m not overly self-conscious, but just like anyone else, I have things about my body that I’d like to… Continue reading BODY TALK: What if we all liked the reflection?
A year ago, you might recall that I wrote about the different ways we define the word “health.” I made the point that the “picture of health” has changed so much. It’s gone from round, to hourglass, to stick-thin, to so many other standards. I recently saw a fitness instructor post this series of images… Continue reading BODY TALK: why does skinny equal healthy?
Remember that scene in Mean Girls? The Plastics are looking in the mirror and complaining about their bodies - big pores, huge hips, man shoulders - and then they all look to Cady, expecting her to have something to add. That part always gets me. All three of the Plastics look over at Cady with… Continue reading BODY TALK: Is It Okay to Like Your Reflection?
One of my favorite things to do is dig through old memories... my mom kept some wonderful photo albums from my childhood, there are some old VHS tapes with blurry videos of birthdays and family dance parties, and I've kept my own personal journals recounting good and bad days for the past seven years. However,… Continue reading How do we save memories in the modern world?
So, how do you define an activist? Because just saying that someone is "vegan" or "feminist" or "woke" doesn't really entail how one qualifies for those labels. Okay, so the term activist is so... broad. I feel like as soon as you announce that you stand for something, like "I'm against harming animals, so I'm… Continue reading Is all activism good activism?