“I always felt better after exercising, but also always felt it came at a cost, whether that was a really dirty locker room, an overly fluorescent space playing terrible music, or having to navigate a highly gendered space and endure sexist, homophobic commentary. I wanted to create a space that felt really good to be in, like you were actually going to feel better while being there.”
We all know self-care is important, but what does that actually mean? I talked to four experts in mental and social health care to find out more about the nuts and bolts of what self-care and community care look like for queer communities.
Seven years of cuts have left the NHS on its knees, and we’re all suffering.
“Obamacare turned me from a liability into a full citizen worth protecting, and to see it roll backward instead of march forward would be a stain on our national history and an immediate threat to countless people.”
“It became a running joke between my partners and I, that I was both too stigmatized and too famous to get my needs met.”
“In the twisting lunge, think about the line of pain this stretch brings out of your hip and low spine. Think about the fact that this is a very specific place in your body. Donald Trump might never stretch this part of his body. So how would he get the strength that this particular part of his musculature has to offer?”
The sexist coverage in Rio joins a rich tradition that dates back over 100 years.
“Remember when you started crying when that girl won air rifle? We didn’t even watch air rifle.”
We’ve come far. But there’s a long way to the promised land, and if we’ve learned anything in Rio it’s that the literal century-old fight for women’s full inclusion in a historic event isn’t over yet.
Midfielder turned defender Kelley O’Hara tells a cautionary tale about a traumatic experience she and her teammates had when they traveled to Brazil with the U-17 National Team.
Vogue hung around with Delle Donne pre-Rio because she’s a big dang deal in the world of women’s basketball and casually mentioned in this month’s issue that Elena Delle Donne is going to get herself a gold medal and a wife this year.
Let’s talk about (excessive) sweat, baby.
Ah, that beautiful transition in your monthly cycle where increasingly the things you cry at shift from understandable to irrational.
Is it possible to learn hot dance moves and wow all your pals on the dance floor just from watching YouTube videos? I decided to find out.
“I made a choice about how I would look, and didn’t realize until I’d done it how unprecedented that was.”
“Forming new habits isn’t easy, especially when your entire profession runs on a highly specialized vocabulary — but you know what else isn’t easy? Listening to how “abnormal” my body is.”
The NSWL kicked off its fourth season this weekend, making it the longest running women’s professional soccer league in United States history!
“I like toughness because it acknowledges an uncomfortable, complicated truth—that being disabled is hard—but rejects pity as an acceptable response. Instead, it gives my body credit for outlasting, adapting, and thriving in ways able-bodied people can’t imagine.”
“Here are some strategies that I’ve developed in order to survive each new season of bodies doing things inside of lines.”