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What Turns A Gathering Into A Super-Spreader Event?
Talking, shouting, singing, and heavy breathing all cause people to expel respiratory droplets, which we know are the main way coronavirus is passed along — particularly if people aren’t wearing face masks, one easy and proven way to reduce transmission. Indoors, there's “less ventilation, limited sunlight sanitizing surfaces, and typically less space to distance from…
How Black Women Across The Country Are Reclaiming Joy
Feelings about summer right now are complicated — and rightly so. It’s a season that’s typically marked by carefree joy and ease, but for Black women around the world, this time is layered with grief from seeing the community struck hardest by the pandemic, deep-rooted anger at gross social injustices done at the hands of…
I Was The “Fat Friend” — & It Took Me Two Decades To Finally Accept My Body
At around 28, body dysmorphia had taken over my life, and it got to a point that my friends started noticing it, realizing I didn't have a real grasp on how I looked. For a stretch of time, I would work out three hours a day, eat very few calories, and refuse to acknowledge compliments.…
This Woman Is Shattering An Age-Old Stereotype About Black People & The Water
The experience turned into a lightbulb moment she used to spark AfroSwimmers. Not long after returning to the water, she quit her corporate job. With no clear business plan, she began teaching swim lessons at a private pool in Conyers, GA, and word spread. The drowning rates among Black people, which are disproportionately higher than…
31 Looks To Jumpstart Your Summer Style
As stores, outdoor restaurants, and workplaces begin to open up around the world — even if, in some places, they really shouldn’t — so, too, do opportunities to get dressed again, in something other than pajamas and nightgowns, that is. After two months spent indoors wearing nothing more than sweatsuits and fuzzy socks, followed by…