|| They say today is International Women’s Day but I say every day is Women’s Day. ... I’m not sure where along the way the words FEMINISM and FEMINIST became so charged, but often you get the same knee-jerk reaction of aversion warranted by discussions on abortion or politics. For whatever reason as soon as the words feminism, abortion, or Trump enter a conversation, tables get flipped, cheeks get flushed and people forget how to have a conversation without bringing in the most extreme examples. ... Let’s set the record straight. FEMINISM is, by definition, the theory of political, economical and social equality of the sexes. To be a FEMINIST is to advocate for equal rights. ... Don’t get it twisted. At its core FEMINISM is a very, very good thing. Don’t let a brash encounter with a feminatzi or a misinformed hater pigeonhole an entire movement that is built on the beautiful idea of basic humanity. ... #nationalwomensday #femnism #feminist #womensrights
|| Find beauty in tragedy. Instead of enjoying the cashewgurt parfait I had in mind, I am enjoying the most beautiful molding pattern I could have ever imagined cultivating in my very own fridge. ... Not sure whether they’ll love me for illuminating the artistic potential of their product or hush me through averted customer service, but personally I think this is a beautiful discovery. Besides, Forager Project’s Cashew Yogurt has become a staple in my fridge so I’ll certainly be buying more of it. ... @foragerproject
|| Victory is mine!!! Homie who swiped my wheels was kind enough to roll through @bikestopastoria with the hopes of swapping my fixed cog to a freewheel. Sadly for him that hope didn’t end so well. ... Thank you so much to everyone in the NYC cycling community who put the word out. You guys are amazing and I am pumped to have my wheels back, same day.
|| STOLEN WHEELS 👀👀👀 ... In the event some fixie bro tries to sell you a set of Mavic Ellipse’s (stickers stripped) with Randonneur tires and a 17 (I think) fixed cog, hit me up cuz those beauties are mine. Front wheel has radial spokes. ... Swiped from 1st Ave and 24th around 11am this morning.
|| Well the good news is I no longer need to worry about swapping out my winter tires.
|| I am happy to report yoga teacher training is going well. ... Yoga is so many things. Humbling is one of those many things. Try sitting cross legged facing forward, then twist from your ribcage and upper body without shifting your lower body. Yeah. Humbling.
|| This? Totally reasonable, according to us. ... A year ago my sister dropped everything to flew across the country and sit in an empty hotel bathtub with me while we sipped on freshly brewed, bourgeoise Nespressos. Sure the timing of her trip happened to coincide with my shoulder surgery, but really this is what I remember most from our little surgery induced staycation adventure. ... Living wild and free is much more fun with a soul sister by your side.
|| Last night was lit. ... There are those beautiful moments when you find yourself in a place you didn’t plan for and you have The Choice: is your cup half empty or half full? Do you even have a cup? ... After wrapping up five hours of intense yoga teacher training I found myself riding first through bitter rain that progressed to wet snow. By the time I hit the Willy B the bridge was covered and the climb was rough, especially considering my quads and hammies were shot from yoga. ... Enter The Choice: am I going to feel a certain way about my commute turning into a sopping wet slip and slide ride home or will I lock it up and look past the temporary inconvenience to find that moment of serenity when I look up to see a calm sky full of snowflakes? ... Every person I saw after that moment brought me even higher because it seemed as though we were all living life with the same glass half full.
|| Three weeks ago my gut and I had a little pow wow and came to an agreement that I would give it a rest and reset. I headed in to see a holistic doctor recommended by a dear friend and heard exactly what I expected. Clean your insides. I wasn’t one bit stoked about saying (a temporary) goodbye to things I love, like coffee and craft beers, but I was ready to say adios to the headaches and skin issues that had decided to hunker down with me for the long haul. ... I’m nearly one month into the process and have no intention of falling off the bandwagon. I feel good. Like, good good. Sure I miss the ritual of coffee and the taste of a citrus IPA, but my sight is set on de-fogging my brains and detoxing this body. ... They say to expect anywhere around three to six months of cleansing to allow the gut to fully heal. It just depends on the person and how jacked up their insides are. Phase one includes a whole array of dietary restrictions like wheat, sugar, processed foods, and a boat load more, which is tough and makes me have to plan the fuck out of my day, but I say it’s all worth it. ... Shout out to @akmurda who knows what’s up when it comes to the commitment of gut healing. I’m glad you’re on this wild ride with me so I know I’m not the only one out there coaxing waiters to scan through complete ingredients lists before ordering like an wasshole.
|| Saying goodbye to a favorite pair of shoes is never easy. A moment of silence for my Nikes. ... You lived a good life Nikes. You lived a hard life. You got me through many a rainstorm and even more blissful summer rides. You gave me breaks when I had none and never complained when I wore your tread down to smooth soles. You were the best pair of hoagies I ever had. Goodbye Nike Hoagies.
|| See now, I love combing through old photos because they often tell a story that has only gotten better with time. Shardy didn’t “do Brooklyn” back then and has progressively dedicated himself to continuing his adamant aversion of that borough. ... With that being said, I call this one “When Shardy did Brooklyn.” Appreciating his body language, position on the uphill climb of the bridge and the look on his face warms my little heart. Sorry Shardy. ... April 2017