My favorite comedian, Mitch Hedberg, once joked that if he discovered he had athlete’s foot, he’d say, “That’s not my f***ing foot!” I never considered myself an athlete as a kid. I didn’t fit with that group of kids in school, despite playing some softball in middle school. I am a bad team player and … Continue reading What Makes One an Athlete?
In grad school, I took a seminar class focusing on the connection between the mind and the body while reading Victorian novels like Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. (I know it sounds nerdy, but it was fun.) This class, and the deep questions it provoked, has lingered in my brain since then. One of my scholarly … Continue reading My Journey to Loving My Body