This is my favorite girl-centric web zine. It’s full of internet-famous peoples (like Molly Soda) and awesome poetry and arts (see above). Enjoy!
Interested to hear people’s thoughts on this piece…
Enjoy this BEAUTIFUL wednesday!
Some of the things that people love to hate I find can be quite wonderful and vastly under appreciated. One of them is broccoli, another is running. I don’t run to become fast or “in-shape,” and I don’t run to check exercising off the long list of things I have to do. I run because fresh air and a little hard breathing makes me feel better every time. I run because it allows me to reflect and momentarily escape from whatever I need to escape from. Sometimes it’s a space to be sad about a fight I had with a friend, or frustrated about a bad grade on a test, or overjoyed about exciting news. No matter the mood I’m in, running allows me to process my emotions and put them in perspective. It reconnects my mind with my body, which is all too often ignored amidst late nights of homework and the immense amount of stress that seems inescapable while being a student at Barnard. Running reminds me to treat myself well.
I would urge everyone to find something that can do for them what running does for me. Running isn’t your thing? There are tons of different wellness activities that have different results for different people, and the best way to find out what works for you is to try lots of different ones!
Running with Rosie is the Well-Woman running group, and meets on Thursdays at 4:15 in 119 Reid.
Underwear: really bad when it’s bad, pretty nifty when it suits your size, gender, and comfort needs. The awesome site Autostraddle recently compiled some wonderful, inclusive guides to underwear selection for people of all sizes and gender presentations. Searching the “underwear” tag also brings up other great posts from their underwear week, such as DIY underwear. Check it out!
Got questions about applying to be a Well-Woman Peer Educator? We would love to chat with you!
Stop by the Diana lobby from 12-1 PM today & Thursday to say hi, pick up an application, and ask any questions about what being a Peer Ed is like. You can also stop into the office 1-4 PM this week to chat with our coordinator, Jessica, or from 7-9 PM tonight & tomorrow night to talk to a Peer Ed during office hours.
I feel like many people have already seen this, but it’s so good that I can’t help but recommend everyone take a two-minute break from the chaos of midterms and life to receive some affirmations from a Calming Manatee. My favorite one from clicking through a couple times: “Treat yourself. You deserve it!” Indeed, Calming Manatee, indeed.