How do we make the food justice movement more accessible to disabled and chronically-ill folks? Note: this article was previously published in an issue of The Peak Magazine. In this time of physical distancing, we recognize that not all of its suggestions are currently possible; however, they are good to think about as we… Continue reading The Inaccessibility of Food Accessibility
Author: Julie Nowak
How the Food Justice Movement Can Be More Body-Positive
Note: a version of this piece was originally published as a guest blog post for ‘Hoffmann Hayes’ – a food and gardening collaboration between Daniel Hoffmann (The Cutting Veg) and Jane Hayes (Garden Jane). Food justice advocates and body positivity proponents seem to be in different worlds. With the former focussing on creating a more… Continue reading How the Food Justice Movement Can Be More Body-Positive
A reflection on nature and community as nourishment Note: This piece was originally presented in September 2016 at the closing ceremony of Camp Dawn, an annual 4-day camping retreat for brain injury survivors in Ontario, Canada. While the reflection is, in part, about the Camp Dawn experience, I think the sentiments can be applied to… Continue reading The Feast
Is Veganism an Eating Disorder?
Note: a version of this piece was originally published in “Complicating Veganism” (2015) – a compilation zine edited by Nicole Davis and Clementine Morrigan Content warning: mentions of disordered eating and consumption of animal products As a vegan who is critical of the vegan movement, I regularly ask and welcome questions that interrogate veganism and… Continue reading Is Veganism an Eating Disorder?
Defining The Seasonal Body
After a hiatus, The Seasonal Body is back! We will soon cover lots of great topics, but first I would like to dive more deeply into the concept of this project. The name “The Seasonal Body” may not immediately bring to mind everything it encompasses, though hopefully the tagline “connecting food justice, body image and… Continue reading Defining The Seasonal Body
Brain Injury Anniversary
Content warning: brain injury, physical trauma, mental health, depression, anxiety, ableism, pain How do you commemorate the accident that disabled you? Or should you at all? This is something I had been pondering a few weeks ago, leading up to March 5th – the one-year anniversary of my bike accident that was the start of… Continue reading Brain Injury Anniversary
Introducing… The Seasonal Body!
Welcome to The Seasonal Body! This is a space dedicated to exploring the intersection of food justice, body image, and disability. Working within an anti-oppressive and intersectional framework, you can expect posts from a range of topics that fit within the realms of feminist food studies, local food advocacy, ecopsychology/nature connection, body positivity, ‘Health at… Continue reading Introducing… The Seasonal Body!