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A Healthy Disbelief in the Gospel of Wellness

In The Gospel of Wellness: Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self-Care, Rina Raphael takes an in-depth look at the myriad ways wellness has infiltrated contemporary American life and how women, in particular, are under immense pressure to subscribe to ever-evolving and expanding definitions of “healthy” and “well.” People turn to this giant …

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Wanda the Brave and a Manifesto on Black Hair

In Wanda the Brave by Sihle-isipho Nontshokweni and Chantelle And Burgen Thorne, a young girl’s natural hair is challenged at a hair salon. And in just 32 pages this children’s book perfectly breaks down gender dynamics in beauty, microaggressions, prejudice, and the at times difficult relationship between black people and the natural state of our hair, …

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Cautiously Optimistic and a Little Homesick: My Baking by Feel Test Drive

Want to know two of my favorite things? Baking and honoring my emotions. So when presented with the chance to test drive something from Becca Rea-Tucker’s Baking by Feel, I was all in. I browsed through the table of contents, making note of the (many, many) emotions resonating in that moment. They were all over …

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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - A Book Review
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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi: A Book Review

Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis is a graphic memoir that shares her life story before and after the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Born in 1969, a decade before the revolution and the Islamic regime overtook the country, Satrapi recounts her life growing up pre- and post-revolution. Satrapi’s early childhood consisted of classes in a bilingual French school, family …

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