kolaches, y’all

There are few things I miss about Texas; kolaches are one of them. For the uninitiated, kolaches are savory pastries of Czech origin that resemble large pigs in a blanket. Kolaches have a rich history in Texas. According to Edible Austin: These tasty morsels arrived in Texas along with the tens of thousands of Czech…

Wanna decorate your skin? Quick advice for tattoos & piercings!

Of course, body adornment in the form of piercings and tattoos is a centuries-old practice in many cultures, but it seems to be having a particular *moment* with our generation right now. Big or small, greyscale or in color, tattoos and piercings (t/p) can decorate any skin, and luckily for us, there’s tons of options…

Cauliflower Soup!

Now that temperatures have been dipping into the frigid 60’s, I think it’s appropriate break out recipes for the most comforting (in my opinion) of cold-weather foods: soup! I made this cauliflower soup over the summer, and although my cooking skills are roughly on par with those of a tiny furry non-opposable-thumbed creature, it turned out wonderfully. Silky…

Some Things You May Have Not Known About Transgender Issues

Hello everyone! My friend Emily Roche wrote a great piece in the NYU Local for those who may not know much about trans issues. It exposes some day-to-day problems people who are trans and gender non-conforming face on college campuses. She touches on topics like violence, housing, bathrooms, and PGPs (preferred gender pronouns) as well as providing tips…

Happy Fall 2014!

Welcome–and welcome back–to Barnard! We’re so thrilled to be starting another semester, and are already looking forward to helping our community to “be well” this year. Over the summer we spruced up the office, purchased some awesome new books (Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, Trans Bodies Trans Selves, An…