Super honored to have my writing featured on one of the coolest and most widely read blogs on DJ culture and electronic music, DoAndroidsDance.  It was a pleasure to write about the intersection of public health, DJ culture, subversive and problematic industry marketing practices, and the importance of harm reduction strategies and single-payer healthcare as a way to meet our complex and ever-increasing need for physical and mental wellness. 

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Incredible interview w/ Paul Farmer on DemocracyNow! this morning.  Awesome. 

neat photo essay.

links from the essay, re-posted for convenience.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/10/11/haiti_doesnt_need_your_old_tshirt
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1270311
http://goodintents.org/in-kind-donations/toms-shoes


newwavefeminism:

crookedindifference:

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Haiti Doesn’t Need Your Yoga Mat 

great article, I wanted to point this out

Every year, the NFL stockpiles tens of thousands of shirts from losing teams in warehouses. The merchandise is not allowed to be sold in the United States, so as part of a long-standing agreement with the evangelical Christian charity World Vision, the NFL donates these t-shirts for a tax exemption. Garth Frazer, an economics professor at the University of Toronto, has written in detail how donated clothing imports tend to cannibalize local production of goods.

Our industries sure love fucking up local economies around the world

neat photo essay.

links from the essay, re-posted for convenience.

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/10/11/haiti_doesnt_need_your_old_tshirt

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1270311

http://goodintents.org/in-kind-donations/toms-shoes

newwavefeminism:

crookedindifference:

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Haiti Doesn’t Need Your Yoga Mat

great article, I wanted to point this out

Every year, the NFL stockpiles tens of thousands of shirts from losing teams in warehouses. The merchandise is not allowed to be sold in the United States, so as part of a long-standing agreement with the evangelical Christian charity World Vision, the NFL donates these t-shirts for a tax exemption. Garth Frazer, an economics professor at the University of Toronto, has written in detail how donated clothing imports tend to cannibalize local production of goods.

Our industries sure love fucking up local economies around the world

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When I TA’d public health 101 at the U of R, I invited the students to a health-fair at the 19th Ward Public Market (by the Church) which featured a health-conscious soul food demo.  The demo was a huge hit, lot’s of great tips and tricks.  It’s good to see NPR publicizing them!
Also check out these culturally appropriate food pyramids…interesting!!

(thanks to Caitlyn for sending this over)

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A provocative new study tends to confirm that the portrayal of women in the popular media over the last several decades has become increasingly sexualized, even “pornified.”

University at Buffalo researchers said previous research has found sexualized images of women to have far-reaching negative consequences for both men and women.

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http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/08/11/medias-growing-sexualization-of-women/28539.html

Simply Amazing.  Paul Farmer, your story and work is truly inspirational.

nprfreshair:

Paul Farmer, “This I Believe.”

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