BIO

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

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My Mother Is Alive And I Mourn Her Every Day

The truth is, I have no idea where she is. I don’t even know if my mother is alive. I haven’t spoken to my mother for eight years.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.30.18 10:59am   |   SHARE
I'm 44 and I’ve been in second grade for eight days. What about my child? Well, she’s been in second grade for eight days, too.

Why I Am In Second Grade At Age 44

I'm 44 and I’ve been in second grade for eight days. What about my child? Well, she’s been in second grade for eight days, too.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.29.18 11:09am   |   SHARE
Seriously, I didn’t even know I HAD cleavage wrinkles.

Real Ravishly: Cleavage Wrinkles And Capitalism

Seriously, I didn’t even know I HAD cleavage wrinkles. There are just so many things capitalism is trying to convince you that you need.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.28.18 12:00pm   |   SHARE
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18 Things Your Kid Should Know Before They Go Off To College

The time has come. College is a wonderful time but here are a few things you might want to tell your little parasite before they go.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.27.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
What even is "normal?"

Why "Neurodivergent" Is The Best Term To Use For Autistic Or Special Needs Kids

What even is “normal?” My sister-in-law used to say “normal is just a setting on the washing machine.” I looked recently. my washing machine doesn’t even have a “normal” setting anymore. Whatever it means, I’m not “normal.” My brain is not “normal.” The way I... Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.23.18 2:06pm   |   SHARE
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Do You Have A Fat Kid? Here’s What To Do.

I have five children. At birth, they weighed anywhere from 7.5 to almost 11 pounds. They all breastfed (some of them for a long time). They all started eating solid food somewhere around six months (give or take.) At their first birthdays, they all weighed... Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.21.18 10:02am   |   SHARE
How to apply eyeliner (without looking like a raccoon.)

I’m So Old, Why Don’t I Have This Crap Figured Out?

I do not have this all figured out. I thought by middle age I would, but nope.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.19.18 9:03pm   |   SHARE
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What Exactly IS The "Snake-Diet?" (And 7 Ways It's Harmful)

The “Snake-Diet” is just another fad diet that claims to cure you of your fat — but it’s also different, it’s dangerous. I'm going to tell you why.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.17.18 11:08am   |   SHARE
My Favorite Murder tipi shirt.

How To Love Something And Also Hold It Accountable, From My Favorite Murder's Biggest Fan

Those of us with platforms that reach people, like My Favorite Murder, do have a responsibility to use those platforms wisely and with caution.
joni edelman, RN   |   08.16.18 10:56am   |   SHARE
I find myself seeking peace a lot lately.

Real Ravishly: Feelings, Family, & Feminism (And What The Frick Do I Do Now?)

I asked people what they are feeling right now, what it feels like to exist in this world — the overwhelming response was “overwhelmed.”
joni edelman, RN   |   08.16.18 12:01am   |   SHARE