People We Love

We got to speak with Tess Holliday about parenting, feminism, body-positivity, & self-care. And about her book, The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl
"It's your body and you can do whatever you like to it — so long as you’re doing it for you."
Leigh Bardugo isn’t just an incredible writer; she’s also an incredible person, not least because she writes very diverse stories that give readers the gift of representation.
"Romance, adventure, and heroism don’t just belong to the able-bodied."
Doniga Markegard teaches at a wilderness school instructor, and it’s important to her that her own kids learn about nature and wildlife.
"The more we could put the sort of things that are boring to kids (or adults) into practicality, the more that boredom drifts away."
On top of the career she’s already built for herself, Emily’s debut young adult novel Light Years released from Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster in September.
"It's my small way of changing the world. And therefore, it's my duty."
With two hugely successful books and a television show on the horizon with real fat girls on TV, it seemed like the perfect time to interview Samantha Irby.
"Not all fat women are sexless crones pressed to lose weight. We have friends and we hate our jobs and we go to slasher movies and not all of us can secretly sing. That is what I want to see on television."
I called Gallo up this summer to talk about her new music, our shared Narnia obsession, and the importance of maintaining a strong sense of childlike wonder.
"Everyone's so eager to grow up and to let go of their youth, and I think there's something really amazing about that child-like sense of wonder that I personally don't even want to lose."
"I think that you're never too old to read about hope, love, and redemption."
I think that you're never too old to read about hope, love, and redemption.
"I'm hoping that it goes beyond saying a new set of names and actually really changing how we think about everything in this conversation, both in the conversations around policing and racial profiling and the silent mass incarceration, but also in the conversations we have about violence against women."
"I'm hoping that it goes beyond saying a new set of names and actually really changing how we think about everything in this conversation, both in the conversations around policing and racial profiling and the silent mass incarceration, but also in the conversations we have about violence against women."
Before Instagram body positivity (actually before Instagram, period), there was tumblr body positivity. I was lucky enough to take a different turn within tumblr’s maze of angst and anguish: body positivity.
"Me being fat and naked is the sort of most apparent part of what happens, but then there's an opportunity for more additional layers to be revealed, and for people to walk away, hopefully with something more than just that."
I normally go through PR music tracks as I work, listening while I type up an email or proofread
"People think it’s a weakness, but actually you are so much stronger when you can be vulnerable in front of people."