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The Center of the Fight Over Whose Votes Count Is in Georgia

Provisional ballots are supposed to be a failsafe. Instead, they’re just one part of a convoluted system keeping marginalized communities from exercising the right to vote.
Spenser Mestel
11.5.19
music features

Know When to Dance Like a Woman, and Look Like a Man

When Millennium Dance Complex opened in the 90s, the world of hip-hop had very specific visions of how men and women should look and perform. Two decades later, a lot has changed.
Spenser Mestel
5.21.19
Phys Ed

14 Wellness Influencers Making the Industry More Inclusive

These athletes, coaches, and yogis are a middle finger to the oppressively homogenous wellness world.
Spenser Mestel
4.15.19
Phys Ed

The Choreographer From ‘Pose’ Taught Me How to Vogue

Leiomy Maldonado says voguing is all about freestyle and self-expression—but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
Spenser Mestel
9.26.18
Phys Ed

I Spent a Day Trying to Eat Like a Vegetarian Version of The Rock

Athletes have always told me how eating enough to fuel their training becomes a chore. I wanted to discover for myself what it feels like.
Spenser Mestel
9.13.18
Phys Ed

I Worked Out With One of the Stars of Ru Paul's Drag Race

Kameron Michaels is best known for being the show's first self-branded 'muscle queen.'
Spenser Mestel
9.10.18
Fighting Words

CrossFit Is a Home for Queer People Like Me

This week a high-ranking employee made homophobic statements, but the organization on the whole has shown itself to be an ally.
Spenser Mestel
6.8.18
Phys Ed

Everything I Learned at a Naked Workout Class

"It's only after touching my entire, uncovered body to the ground that I consider how dirty the floor is."
Spenser Mestel
5.18.18