BIO

Body-positive intersectional feminist. BP Type II. Diet industry dropout. Wife. Mom of 5. Bibliophile. Cake aficionado. Editor In Chief @ Ravishly. Types 17 WPM.

Joni Edelman's Articles

My Favorite Murder tipi shirt.

How To Love Something And Also Hold It Accountable, From My Favorite Murder's Biggest Fan

Those of us with platforms that reach people, like My Favorite Murder, do have a responsibility to use those platforms wisely and with caution.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.16.18 10:56am   |   SHARE
I find myself seeking peace a lot lately.

Real Ravishly: Feelings, Family, & Feminism (And What The Frick Do I Do Now?)

I asked people what they are feeling right now, what it feels like to exist in this world — the overwhelming response was “overwhelmed.”
joni edelman, RN   |   08.16.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
Joni Edelman and Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar’s New Book, "You Have The Right To Remain Fat," Has Arrived To Blow Your Mind

I kind of hate when people call things “small but mighty,” but dang it if that isn’t the most apt description of Virgie Tovar’s new book You Have The Right To Remain Fat. I challenge you to find another book of its social, emotional, even political magnitude... Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.14.18 9:24am   |   SHARE
We need a Black Breastfeeding Week and Women Who HaTo Go Back To Work At One Month Postpartum Because We Don't Offer Adequate Leave Week.

No, We Don't Need A World Formula Week

It's World Breastfeeding Week, a time for nursing moms post their favorite photos and share stories. And a week formula feeders demand equal representation.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.7.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
I remember what it was like to be thin.

I'm Happy In My Fat Body, But I Miss Being Thin

You do not have to hate your body — but you don’t have to love it either. While I'm happy with my fat body, I miss being thin.
Joni Edelman   |   08.5.18 9:25pm   |   SHARE
Savana Vernon and Elizabeth Elrod

Lemoore High School Sexual Assault Victims Speak Out

Brave Lemoore High School sexual assault victims are sharing their stories. These young women deserve more than just moral support.
joni edelman, RN   |   07.30.18 9:51pm   |   SHARE
Insatiable on Netflix

Netflix's New Show "Insatiable" Needs To Be Cancelled

Netflix's new show Insatiable is harmful! It continues the narrative around fat people being powerless and prey to the popular kids.
joni edelman, RN   |   07.19.18 11:12am   |   SHARE
I draw the line at “mommy juice.”

Your “Mommy Juice” Jokes Aren’t Funny — They're Dangerous

I draw the line at “mommy juice.” Some of you reading will tell me I’m too sensitive or we’ve just “gone too far”. And you’re right; I’m sensitive.
joni edelman, RN   |   07.17.18 10:52am   |   SHARE
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Do You Regret Having Kids? You're Not Alone. 

Almost every one of the people who told me they regret having kids (either now or at some point) said that they felt terrible for feeling that way.
joni edelman, RN   |   07.15.18 11:13pm   |   SHARE
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The United States Doesn't Care About Breastfeeding Or Formula — It Cares About Money

There is a lot of inaccurate and misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes, and the FDA skips along its merry corrupt way in response.
joni edelman, RN   |   07.11.18 9:46am   |   SHARE