October’s Big Fat List of YES’s!

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Is November truly about to be upon us?! I almost cannot believe how fast 2015 is going. It’s truly incredible!

How are you holding up, dear readers? The holiday time is decidedly upon us, and with U.S. Thanksgiving about to pop up, I am finding myself extra steeped in gratitude for friends, family, and my relative safety in this tumultuous world we live in . I think it is extremely important to slow down and marinate on the shit you feel good about this time of year, all the while remembering to recall that we are on some seriously stolen land here. To be real, I think Thanksgiving is a bit much with the way it pretends that its about how the pilgrims and Native Americans all sat down smily faced and shared some corn on the cob. Is it possible to hold the tension of gratitude for one’s current situation and acknowledgment of past injustice? I think so. At least I am going to give it a shot.

ANYWAY!

The below list is a categorized big ole hunk of Internet love. Most of these things were published in the month of October, but a few I was just a bit late to reading. No mind though! Great content is great content, regardless of when it is stumbled upon.

Books:

Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food by Jan Chozen Bays

Rookie Magazine:

How to Talk About Yourself (without feeling gross) by Estelle Tang

On “Doing It for the ’Gram” By Hazel Cills

Lessons from Lane Kim by Brody Lancaster

Health and Fitness:

How to be happy, part 1 of ???: the never-ending journey by Em Alves

Rage, fear, sadness, fatigue. The yoga of darkness by Return Yoga

No, it’s not you: why ‘wellness’ isn’t the answer to overwork by Zoe Krupka

Why I Stopped Complaining by Ashley Neese

Food:

Chipotle Corn Chowder by Vegan Richa

7 Ways to Eat Good on a Hood Budget by Stic of Dead Prez

Body image, self-esteem, and eating disorder recovery:

THE #FATGIRLSCAN CHALLENGE by Jes Baker

What I’ve Learned from My Attempt to Train for a Bikini Competition, Plus 6 Things an Aspiring Competitor Should Keep in Mind By Alina

How can you love your body when it doesn’t love you back? by Erin Hawley

Politics:

A woman’s right to say ‘meh’: being sex positive won’t guarantee you an orgasm by Alana Massey

Airbnb Posts Petty, Passive-Aggressive Ads About San Francisco Taxes by Jessica Lachenal

Music:

WATCH INCREDIBLE 80’S FOOTAGE OF THE WOMEN OF NO WAVE AND POST PUNK by Ian Mcquaid

 Travel:

Traversing Europe by Campervan: The Pros and Cons By Jojo Huxster