Stop Violence Against Women Now

Fifty-three years ago on this day, Patria, Maria, and Antonia Mirabal were beaten to death by henchmen of the dictator Rafael Trujillo, leader of the Dominican Republic at that time. The Mirabal sisters were known dissidents of Trujillo's tyrannical regime. Trujillo's reign over the peninsula was brutal marked by a suspension of civil liberties and …

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Why We Overeat

David Kessler, like Michael Pollan before him, blew my mind. When I read Kessler's, The End of Overeating, several years ago, I knew right then and there that exploring our relationship with food on both a personal and societal level would be an integral part of my journey. In our efforts to try and tackle …

“I’m a Girl” and the New Initiative to Boost Body Image Diversity

When I first heard about Bloomberg's latest public health campaign to help boost the self-esteem of girls bombarded with images of unfair beauty standards, I was both surprised and curious. Despite Bloomberg's polarizing stance on the soda ban and many other proposed plans to change the quality of life for New Yorkers, I am continually …