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

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

Mommamental: When Your Child's Anxiety Gives You Anxiety

It’s been a month since we moved to our new house in the hills. It feels like we’ve either lived here forever, or for one day. We moved three and a half hours away from the place I grew up, the place I mostly raised my older kids, the place my younger kids... Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.10.18 10:50am   |   SHARE
The Fourth holds none of the joy it has previously.

The Fourth Of July Is My Favorite Holiday, And I Want To Cancel It

The Fourth of July holds none of the joy it has previously. It’s not just the lousy president — it’s the fact that he was elected at all.
joni edelman, RN   |   07.3.18 11:42am   |   SHARE
The Handmaid's Tale for real

10 Things To Pack For A Descent Into The Republic Of Gilead

The top news to drop today might be one of the worst things us lefty liberals have heard all week. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy is retiring.  God, Oprah, anyone save the country. Look, he’s 81. I get it. He probably wants to trade in the gavel for a golf... Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.27.18 11:47am   |   SHARE
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Everyone Mad About Tess Holliday’s Self Cover: Thanks For Missing The Point

In a move that is sure to cost them more than a few subscribers, Self magazine has made Tess Holliday their July cover model. Tess, known for her stunningly iconic beauty and fabulous fashion sense, is also sadly known by many as “that fat model.” The first... Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.26.18 12:56pm   |   SHARE

Is Soap Self-Cleaning After All?

You have been washing your hands wrong your entire life.
joni edelman, RN   |   06.26.18 7:57am   |   SHARE

Trump's Order May End Family Separation At The Border, But The Damage Is Done

The problem isn’t the order, the problem is that the damage is done.
joni edelman, RN   |   06.20.18 2:24pm   |   SHARE