Bodies

Bodies

I Turned My Own Jawbone Into Earrings

I wanted to make a part of myself into something wonderful.
merritt k
7.10.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

My Avatar, My Self: How Video Games Gave Me Ownership Over My Body

As a trans kid unable to wear what I wanted, to look how I wanted, to be seen by others as I saw myself, the avatars I designed reflected more of me than any mirror ever could.
Diana Tourjée
6.18.18
Art

This Woman Just Figured Out How to Control Sperm with Her Brain

Transdisciplinary artist Ani Liu spoke to us about her project as commentary on the state of reproductive rights today.
Tiffany Hu
5.12.17
Food

The Strange History of the Extremely Low-Carb Diet Fad

The "keto diet" was originated created to treat patients with epilepsy and diabetes. Individuals on the version of the diet that's become popular today say it helps to burn fat and also makes their poop float.
Bethy Squires
5.11.17
Health

When the Economy Is Weak, Men Get Swole, Study Claims

A researcher looking at the trend of men who train their bodies to become extremely fit suggest there may be a correlation between a poor economy and a pumped-up bod.
Candace Bryan
8.12.16
Health

I Used My Hormones as a Horoscope and It Worked

Hormones impact virtually every aspect of our lives, so if you track your cycle you can know exactly what's going to happen.
Cole Kazdin
1.16.16
Bodies

My Mom Wanted to Anoint Me with Bat's Blood to Make Me Hairless

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, causes a hormonal imbalance that increases hair growth all over the body.
Nicole Abi-Najem
9.6.15
Sex

The Ins and Outies of the Belly Button Fetish Community

The belly button fetish community has persisted through the years, despite outside scrutiny, several of their forums shutting down, and the rise of high-waisted pants.
Jamie Lauren Keiles
8.21.15
Photography

The Strange, Sensitive World of Plastic Surgery Photography

When photographer Mia Berg started working for a plastic surgeon, she learned that before-and-after photos can be about much more than looking good.
Scout MacEachron
8.13.15
Beauty

I Feel Bad About My Nose

For colored girls who have considered getting a nose job when contouring isn't enough.
Gabby Bess
8.9.15
Photography

Nona Faustine's Nude Self Portraits Expose New York's History of Slavery

"The idea of being that exposed and vulnerable--I felt that I had to do it in a way that paid tribute to the women enslaved before me."
Stassa Edwards
8.5.15
sweat

Monster Cycle Is the Goth Spin-off of SoulCycle

My internal monologue went something like, Oh my God, when will this be over I hate it I'm so out of shape what time is it, this is fucking horrible actually it's kind of awesome I'm burning so many calories .
Chloe Caldwell
7.2.15