Body Image


On Modesty and Abstinence 4

Sunday morning. Coffee and sunshine and chatter. I tell my dearest about my friend, whose daughter was sent home from school for a dress code infraction. Her crime? Yoga pants. My indignation grows as I speak. How can they justify sending a kid home for yoga pants? First of all, that’s […]


You Find Me Offensive? 3

In A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini begins with a sort of lushly sentimental tale that is just enough tinged around the edges that I am not completely surprised when the idyllic woodsy house where Mariam is raised gives way to war-torn homes in Kabul, Afghanistan. I wasn’t totally surprised […]


Brandi Chastain, Perfection and Modesty 6

I’ve been thinking a lot about Brandi Chastain lately. Remember her? She’s the rock star soccer player in that photo up there. She is celebrating the US Women’s victory over China in the World Cup in 1999. Her spontaneous and glorious and very fun celebration earned her both accolades and […]