Vocalizing warranted concerns and frustration over our broken political system — in the streets or at the playhouse is our constitutional right, but unless Trump rigged the game so that nearly 50% of the population didn’t bother to vote, we need to hold ourselves responsible for much of our own complacency throughout this election cycle too.
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The Miseducated Dieter: Black Lives & The Built Environment with Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley (Coming October 2017)
While it’s easy to say: make your own food, eat more vegetables and fruits, and get outside and walk more – not all community environments were created equitably to accomplish these goals. What happens when your neighborhood community is saturated with junk-food infested liquor stores and healthy options aren’t regularly accessible?
What About the Children? Empowering Multiracial Youth & Families Through Shared Experiences
“Wait…so she’s your daughter?” said one of the mothers while shopping a at Pottery Barn for Kids when Cami was just four years old. A handful of preschoolers were playing amidst pots and […]
A Global Inspiration: Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ Brings Worldwide Message of Faith, Resilience for Youth
“You belong here…” Tears rolled down my cheeks during the opening scene from Disney’s Queen of Katwe as coach and missionary Robert Katende (David Oyelowo, Selma) reassures young Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) that she […]
When Eating is the Tip of the Iceberg…
“You need to hide me because I’m running away from home,” Julie whispered as she reached the front steps of my porch. Her golden curls disheveled, she’d arrived pulling a red Radio Flyer wagon containing packaged cookies, several donuts and a bag of candy stolen from her mother’s kitchen just over a block away. Julie was my best friend throughout elementary school, but given we were only in the 4th grade at the time, I knew my mom wouldn’t go for it. I was more puzzled that Julie’s wagon didn’t contain anything else – no toys, pajamas, her backpack, or even a toothbrush. Only food…
A Letter on Faith for Supergirl. Love, Mom
What travels we’ve had. So very awesome we are. Looking back on that day, it all only took a matter of seconds. And yet I’ve been writing about this particular moment in time for years. My mother wrote to me a letter on faith. It was “to be opened” when I was 14. Cameron, my ‘Punzie’, this is from my letter on faith to you…
Exercise Matters – But Does it Effectively Promote Weight Loss?
Need to lose weight? Eat less. Move more. You’ve probably heard those guidelines as the simplest requirements for achieving weight loss. But they also happen to be the same methods which increase […]
New Study Highlights “Prediabetes” Epidemic in California
A new study released today reports that nearly half of California adults, including one out of every three young adults, have either prediabetes — a precursor to type 2 diabetes — or undiagnosed diabetes. […]
Always Hungry? – A Dietary Prescription for Fat (Science) from Dr. David Ludwig
Despite 40 years of telling people to eat less and move more – the obesity epidemic has skyrocketed. Which leaves us with one of two possibilities: the general public has lost its moral fabric and no one can control themselves anymore – or our fundamental way of thinking about it is wrong…
Biracial Diversity in Animation: Thomas Astruc Scores Big with Miraculous Ladybug
There’s nothing cooler than my daughter schooling me on what’s trending in her world. She’s an aspiring animator and video editor, and as a biracial teen, she takes note when other multiracial teens are represented […]