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Sports Bra Drama

I usually pay little attention to sports bras, as I don’t seem to need much support and the one I wear is based on whether or not it is clean. Any love I have for sports bras comes wearing them exclusively since giving up underwire padded bras during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sam put it best… Continue reading Sports Bra Drama

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The Sports Bra Dilemma #tbt

Five years ago, I wrote this post about sports bras and how active women struggle to find the right one for them. At the time, lots of people shared their stories of “success” on the sports bra front. I figure it’s time for an update, since maybe there is some new product out there. I… Continue reading The Sports Bra Dilemma #tbt

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Will we go back to wearing ‘real’ bras in a post-pandemic world? Sam isn’t sure

It’s spring and I’m swapping clothes around, from winter to summer. The fall and spring stuff stays out year round. But I store out of season clothes in the basement in plastic storage tubs, as one does if you only have one closet and a chest of drawers. I have friends who don’t swap clothes… Continue reading Will we go back to wearing ‘real’ bras in a post-pandemic world? Sam isn’t sure

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Recognizing diversity in body shapes and parts

I loved the running bras I used to wear in the early aughts. They were comfortable and supportive, whether I was running or rowing. I remember texting my husband from Spain when I heard the local running shop had a sale on. I think I got four new ones at an unbelievable price. There finally… Continue reading Recognizing diversity in body shapes and parts

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The shape of things to come

I normally don’t follow fashion news. With the pandemic, I have had no need of new clothes. Zoom fashion has added longevity to my business clothing. Pop star Lizzo has launched a new line of shapewear, called Yitty, and the line will have sizing from 6X to XS. (Yes, that formatting is deliberate.) Back in… Continue reading The shape of things to come

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Fit is a Feminist Issue, Friday Link Round Up #96

Trans-athletes and the right to participate in sport Meet Rebekah, a Trans 14-Year-Old Who Just Wants to Play Sports In real life, transgender girls in sports are a non-controversy: Retired high school coach Transgender pro athlete weighs in on sports inclusion controversy Random Good news Heavily pregnant Idrees wins taekwondo gold at Nigerian National Sports… Continue reading Fit is a Feminist Issue, Friday Link Round Up #96

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10 Most Read Posts of All Time, #ICYMI

All of these posts have been read (ok, well looked at, or clicked on) more than 10,000 times each. That’s pretty exciting for academic authors. We’ve also come a long way. When Tracy and I first started the blog way back in September 2012, we didn’t expect more than family and close friends to follow along.… Continue reading 10 Most Read Posts of All Time, #ICYMI

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I know it’s an ad but I like it

Thanks Under Armour. This looks, to me, like an inclusive ad done right. It’s not thin white women. They don’t have perfect bodies. They’re working hard and having fun. Count me in. Nicole shared this to our bloggers’ Facebook group and even though it’s an ad (I know) I wanted to share it with you.… Continue reading I know it’s an ad but I like it

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#StayAtHome Sam looks different

As you know I’m not much of a fan of working from home. But I’m here along with most of you, doing it. I appreciated Cate’s #wfh words of wisdom and advice. I was glad to hear that she doesn’t go with the standard advice of “dressing professionally” at home. For me, wearing comfy clothes… Continue reading #StayAtHome Sam looks different

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What do you wear when working and exercising at home?

Unlike Cate, up until the pandemic, I’ve never been much of a work from home person. I’ve been a pretty strict compartmentalizer. In my usual life, I relax at home and work at work (mostly). I wear work clothes at work, gym clothes at the gym, bike clothes on my bike, and PJs (or PJ… Continue reading What do you wear when working and exercising at home?