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Carol Rossetti’s “WOMEN” kick ass (and stereotypes)

October 17, 2014

Brazilian graphic designer (and self-proclaimed feminist, frenetic reader, and chocolate lover) Carol Rossetti has a thing or two to say about the way women are treated by society: her series WOMEN depicts women of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, and beliefs doing whatever the hell they want. Hell YEAH. Rossetti’s artwork tackles body image, racism, ageism, polyamory, casual sex, abortion, and a host of other issues that women often find themselves judged for. “It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior, and identities,” Rossetti said to PolicyMic. “It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in [...]
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Spooky Yoga Bendy Skellys, from Yoga Life Style

October 16, 2014

Last month we featured yoga action figures of the military persuasion, but this month, in honor of Halloween festivities, we’ve decided to showcase a yoga toy that’s a little more bare bones, as it were. Introducing Spooky Yoga Bendy Skellys, from Yoga Life Style. These 5-inch Gumby-like skeletons come in green, pink, blue, orange, purple, and bone white (of course!), and can be posed on their miniature 6-inch yoga mats. The skellys are $6.00 USD each, and there are big discounts when you purchase multiple skellys (hello, Halloween party loot bags?). And these bendy bags of bones aren’t slouches in [...]
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#yesyogahascurves, “fat girls do yoga,” and getting to the mat for the first time

October 15, 2014

Recently, someone shared an article with me about a Londoner’s journey onto the mat. Deborah Coughlin, a yogi who finds her balance “somewhere between the downward dog and a Yorkshire pudding,” found herself intimidated by the skinny-girl paradigm that is all too common in the yoga world: “Like a scene from Heathers (or Mean Girls, if you’re under 30), they cocked their heads to one side and gave me the smiley pity wince. “Sorry, babe. I don’t think you’ll feel comfortable. It’s full of skinny yoga bunnies. Even I feel fat in there.” I instantly regretted inquiring about hot yoga. [...]
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