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Sophia Herbst
Sophia Herbst is a Seattle-based freelance writer, blogger, and proud feminist. When she's not writing for Cody, a health & fitness startup, she's changing the conversation about social & cultural issues through her blog.

Entries by Sophia Herbst

Flaunting My Flub: A Personal Protest Made Public

(1) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 5:43 PM

A few nights ago I attended a hot yoga class on a whim. For the class, I didn't wear a shirt. A seemingly functional, but incredibly emotional decision.

I had an alternate option: the undershirt I had worn to work (hot yoga was an impromptu decision), which meant I would...

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The Yoga of Trust: How AcroYoga Rebuilds Your Trust in Others

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 4:17 PM


"Stop. Before we do anything else, we need to build trust with a hug."

I nervously giggled and we hugged.

"No, stop patting each other on the back. This is a hug."

We hugged a second time, and I resisted the urge...

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Sexism and My 'Truman Show' Moment That We All Need to Have

(1) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 4:00 PM

The usual spate of year-in-review articles by the media has made it clear that 2014 was a great year for feminism.

Note: It was a great year for feminism, not necessarily a great year for women.

2014 was the year of leaning in, the year of #YesAllWomen, the year of...

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Dude, Where's My Mat? Meet the Guys Shattering Yoga's 'Housewife' Stereotype

(3) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 12:08 AM

It is fairly obvious that yoga in the Western world is a discipline dominated by women's participation. So it may be surprising to learn that yoga was actually created by men and historically practiced by Indian warriors to strengthen themselves both physically and spiritually for battle. Sixteenth to...

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Want to Move like a CrossFit Champion? Coach Carl Paoli Says You Need to Get Back to Basics

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 2:29 PM

This weekend an estimated 25,000 CrossFit athletes, fans, and supporters will descend upon the StubHub Center in California for the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games. Winners of this competition are awarded the title, "The Fittest on Earth." Now those are some serious bragging rights.

But while only two competitors can be...

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Dress Coded: An Education on (Unnecessary) Sexualization

(11) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 6:01 PM

When one Illinois middle school cluelessly decided to ban leggings and yoga pants because they were "distracting to the boys," they probably didn't have any idea it would be the catalyst to a national conversation about dress codes in school.

I mean, dress codes are like, so un-controversial. Until now.


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1,200 Calories

(44) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 3:12 PM

I don't know why 1,200 managed to be the magic number of calories women should consume if they want to lose weight.

I don't even know how I know of this number. Only that I know it, and my friends know it, and my mom knows it. Somehow, somewhere along...

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