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Hating Gym: Liking Gym Edition

I have admittedly invested a lot of both time and effort in chronicling why I despised my ninth grade gym class: Scale Edition and the competitive BMI portion of my PE grade. Menarche Edition, complete with gushing and dodge ball.

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Yoga Month, Yoga Wisdom — Touching

The third thing yoga taught me was that it’s okay to touch myself. I don’t mean like masturbation, though that’s all fine and good too. (Though it should probably be reserved for a home practice rather than at a studio

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Thank You, Richard Nixon

For signing Title X — thereby providing family planning services to low income families and individuals — into law. More specifically, thank you for doing so to fulfill the promise that “no American woman should be denied access to family

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Yoga Month, Yoga Wisdom — Feet

You know what great new epiphanies being able to bend forward in bound angle pose has gotten me? I can now smell my feet better than I could before. Yoga wisdom: No, really — sometimes there is no profound metaphysical

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Yoga Month, Yoga Wisdom — Pain

The first thing yoga taught me was that not all pain is good pain. The second thing yoga taught me is that not all pain is bad pain. Particularly for someone who’s recently come to realization of the first, I

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In My Backyard: Part 5 — The Non-Creeping Garden

Continued from here. When the backyard belonged to my grandparents, I liked to think of the patio belonging to my grandfather and the yard belonging to my grandmother. The patio held the charcoal grill, the picnic table with massive adjustable

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How to Talk About Sex… and Books… at School

So. I’m lucky enough to have a local “Friends of the Library” organization that holds monthly book sales for super cheap. I’m talking regular prices of fifty cents to one dollar on the books I buy. Not counting the —

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