Tag Archives: yoga

East LA yoga studio is for ALL the people

TweetEarlier this year, XOJane published a piece by a white woman who attended the same yoga class as a fat black woman. The piece centered on how worried she was for the poor black woman, who–she assumed–must have felt horribly uncomfortable and unskilled as she attempted to perform the poses the yoga instructor described. It [...]
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The Academic Feminist: Melanie Klein on Yoga and Feminism

TweetWelcome back, Academic Feminists! As an academic feminist and long-time yoga practitioner, I’ve always been fascinated by the connections between yoga and feminism. When a piece published last month on xoJane set off a firestorm surrounding issues of race, gender, and neo-colonialism in Western yoga classrooms, it became clearer than ever that having conversations about [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet In the [Susan] Sontag archives. Dylan Farrow speaks out: “There were experts willing to attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.” Our formidable Samhita Mukhopadhyay on Her: “Is it so far-fetched to believe that this ability to be who you want to be, together with the very real connections we [...]
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