With the New York Marathon on Sunday, here’s a piece about how to become a runner even if you don’t have the perfect body for it
By Michael Young I am a fat man. Once, I was perceived to be a fat woman. My transition has taught me a lot of things that I might not have otherwise engaged with if I had lived my life as a cis pe…
It might be tempting to tell yourself, “I’m going to exercise a lot tomorrow to make up for all that pasta” or “I’m going to eat less tomorrow and just have salad.” By making these decisions, it feels like you’re in control. I mean, it’s better than waiting to see if your body will expand and…
I dreamt of eating a these last night.
When 400-pound sumo wrestler Kelly Gneiting finished his second marathon, he had improved his time by over 2 hours and set the Guinness World Record for largest person to finish a marathon. Many were quick to suggest that his achievement shouldn’t be publicized because it would “promote obesity.” As if people would think the key to finishing a marathon was weighing 400 pounds. As if fat people should actively avoid celebrating our athletic achievement because we live in a society that stigmatizes our bodies.
July 14, 1862: Gustav Klimt is born.
I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I’m not certain of whether it’s true.