Acknowledging Privilege in the Yoga Community

Note: Before reading this piece, you may find it helpful and contextualizing to read my previously written article on social justice in relation to yoga. Scrolling through my Instagram feed one day, I came across an image that read: Maybe you manifested it, Maybe it’s white privilege. It’s the kind of image that’s phrased in…

How I’m Making Trash-Free Lifestyle Changes (and how you can, too).

The average American produces 4.5 pounds of trash every single day. Over half (55%) of this trash will be buried in landfills, and much of that will not be decomposed or broken down in our lifetime. 12.5% of trash produced will be incinerated, which produces air pollution in the process. (source) Recently, I’ve become very…

So You Think You Have an Eating Disorder.

I get this email/message at least a handful of times a week: I think I have an eating disorder. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know if I’m sick enough/thin enough/bad enough to get help. I’m afraid. What do I do? Paraphrased, of course. I’m honored to be in a position where people,…

On the Straight and Narrow

When I was in eighth grade, I tried to come out as gay. No, really, you read that right. I cornered a girl after science class and told her I was, like, pretty sure I was a lesbian. And I was totally prepared for my whole life to change. I had been terrified to tell…