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    Boxing for body positivity

    A year ago, I decided to work on being more body positive towards myself and others. The body positive movement seeks to challenge traditional, exclusive conceptions of beauty, showing the spectrum of bodies is as vast as it is gorgeous. In 2016, I tried to keep my language about weight value-neutral. I emphasized personal health and happiness. I edited out self-critical language, as well as sizeist and ableist language. This goal of mine was and is an ongoing struggle. Body positivity isn’t easy. I’m…

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    In Retrospect | January

    Hi there. Long time, no talk. The end of 2016 and beginning of a new year are well behind us. January’s over, and resolutions have been abandoned. Holiday decorations have either…

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    Mushroom five cheese lasagna

    For my birthday, my darling Steph gave me my very first cookbook. Not just any cookbook. Plenty, by Yotam Ottolenghi: a collection of beautiful vegetarian recipes that flip the script on what…

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    Dark chocolate cake

    Dark chocolate cake is a dessert staple. It can be hard to go wrong with cocoa, butter, and sugar, but finding the exact right recipe is the real trick. I’m a…

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    In Retrospect | November

    Goddamn, November was both good and tough. The US election and Leonard Cohen’s death both happened in the same week. If you haven’t watched Kate McKinnon sing “Hallelujah” as Hillary Clinton…

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    Bagels in one quick afternoon

    I recently spent a cozy afternoon with Stephanie, making bagels in the comfort of her new home. We spent time yeasting, kneading, rolling, boiling, and baking; walking around Mount Pleasant and…