This Princeton professor made (and published) a CV of his failures. I love this perspective, because it’s important to remember that failure-free operations require a lot of experience with failure, but it’s also hard to keep that in mind while you’re in the midst of the failure 🙂
I really liked this checklist for how to get your sexy summer body back.
1. Ask it why it left.
I know the list is satirical, but I think asking your body why it left is a good starting place. And if your first answer is that inner critic that says, “Here’s everything you’ve eaten this winter and all the times you didn’t exercise,” say thank you and wait for the real reason. You were heartbroken, depressed, unfulfilled, you forgot to listen to your heart.
Beautiful list of 56 Positive Things to Say to your Female Body, from my classmate Jena.
Love this. Every body is a dancer’s body!
Related: this is a lovely article about plus size ballerinas performing Swan Lake.
“You don’t come here to lose weight. You come here to feel like a ballerina,” says Juan Miguel Mas, founder of the Danza Voluminosa troupe.
“You are fat and you have the desire and the need to express yourself through movement.”
The “perfect body” is a lie. Great diatribe from Lindy West.
Women matter. Women are half of us. When you raise women to believe that we are insignificant, that we are broken, that we are sick, that the only cure is starvation and restraint and smallness; when you pit women against one another, keep us shackled by shame and hunger, obsessing over our flaws, rather than our power and potential; when you leverage all of that to sap our money and our time – that moves the rudder of the world. It steers humanity toward conservatism and walls and the narrow interests of men, and it keeps us adrift in waters where women’s safety and humanity are secondary to men’s pleasure and convenience.