A couple of new things this week:
I talked about research from Dr. Debby Herbenick and Dr. Tierney Lorenz in a piece on boosting orgasms and pleasure through exercise on YourTango earlier this week. I’m really excited for Debby’s book “The Coregasm Workout: The Revolutionary Method for Better Sex Through Exercise,” which will be released on June 9th. Spoiler alert: I’m one of the fitness models featured in the book! Debby is an awesome person in general, but I thought it was awesome that she made an effort to feature seniors, people of color, and fat people (me!) as models in her book! Yes, I was a size 22 and had shockingly blue hair when I modeled for the book- my hair matched the Bosu ball I had to stand on!
I also wrote a piece for The Daily Dot about why I didn’t think Gwyneth Paltrow’s food stamp shopping trip was all that crazy– and the problem with thinking that people on food stamps shouldn’t spend their budget on fresh fruits and veggies. I was on food stamps part of the time I was in graduate school getting my Masters in Public Health- largely so I could afford to be healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables. I definitely faced that shame of feeling like I was “too privileged” to be on food stamps, despite the fact that I was in fact poor enough to qualify for them, and feeling extravagant (and also judged by others) for spending my SNAP on high quality food at the Co-op. I just wanted to offer another perspective on the issue, and dismantle some of the stigma around people using food stamps, and using food stamps to buy delicious, healthy things they actually want to eat if it is feasible to do so. EVERYONE deserves to eat good food regardless of their financial resources.