When I speak to audiences of health, nutrition, and fitness professionals, as well as clients who are in the midst of life changes, I am often struck by how many of them approach the project of making better choices. Often, “better choices” are defined as “not-doing”. As in, Not-doing bad things. Not-doing all that we want […]
Miereneuker (Dutch): Antfucker. Korinthenkacker (German): Raisin crapper. Both terms refer to someone who is obsessed with small details, nitpicking, and petty bullshit; yet poignantly is usually ignored or unable to execute anything meaningful as a result. If you’ve opened a magazine, read a newspaper, listened to the radio, watched television, perused a blog, peeked into […]
And many more questions answered by me in this fun, fearless, femmechat interview with the excellent Summer Innanen. From Summer’s writeup: In this MUST-LISTEN-TO episode, we talk about: Krista’s unconventional story of disordered eating and how she went from being the girl with glasses who was last in gym class to a leader in fitness […]
4th Trimester Bodies Project began in 2013 as a passion project of Chicago-based photographer Ashlee Wells Jackson as a way to help women feel both comfortable and proud of their post-pregnancy bodies. As quoted in Buzzfeed, Jackson says: “I see beautiful, inspiring, real women on a daily basis who struggle with their body image because […]
Here are some things you should know about me. I’m 5 feet tall. I’m 40 years old. I have a PhD. I am a bookworm. I like to eat tasty food. I can’t catch a ball. I run slow. I was picked last for pretty much every team in elementary school. (By high school I […]
Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt is an elite wheelchair racer and Paralympic ambassador. She’s the 2011 World Champion in the 200m, holds two bronze medals from the Paralympic Games in Beijing, China; and now currently Assistant Research Professor at the Beach Center on Disability. You can see an inspiring short film about this incredible woman here. From her blog […]
Cheryl Haworth is a legend in women’s Olympic weightlifting. A new documentary — appropriately called Strong! — profiles her career. Here, Cheryl sits down and raps with Stumptuous about her experiences.
It can be hard to remember because your illness or disability sometimes feels like your body’s defining characteristic, but remember that your body is, in the ways that matter, the same a everybody else’s. It wants to move, to act with purpose and focus and silliness and joy. Your body does not care that it can’t do the same things other bodies can, or that it moves differently, or that other people might think it looks weird – it just wants to do what it can do, whatever that may be. What’s different about you is not nearly so important as what’s the same. Your body, just like everybody else’s body, wants to be used. Use it.