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Rebecca E.J. Cadenhead

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The View Through Christian Cooper's Binoculars

Christian Cooper, who has been intimately involved with movements for social justice his entire life, who has lived 57 years as a Black man in America, has always understood that a Harvard degree and a penchant for birdwatching can’t always protect him. In fact, he would probably view that observation as rather mundane. He would much rather focus on creating a system where he doesn’t need protection in the first place.


The Cost of Fat-Shaming

A fixation on other people’s weight isn’t just damaging to fat people; it's bad for all of us.


I Want To Think Less About Food

I would like to think about what I eat a little less, and I encourage others to do the same.


A Ghostly Tour of Harvard Square

The tour doesn’t guarantee spiritual encounters, though it does promise to “entertain and perhaps freak you out.” And so, on a chilly Thursday night, I went to see if it would make me into a believer.