Josey Ross


Josey Ross is interested in how health is impacted by intersecting oppressions; why we define health the way we do; neoliberalism; body image; mental health; and ending intimate partner violence. She also blogs at The Span of My Hips.


Review: Alchemy Theatre’s Agnes of God

Vancouver's Alchemy Theatre is staging Agnes of God, a play that examines faith, the at-times oppressive nature of the Catholic Church, abuse, and trauma. [ more ]

Vancouver's Alchemy Theatre is staging Agnes of God, a play that examines faith, the ... [ more ]

Vancouver's Alchemy Theatre is staging Agnes of God, a play that examines faith, the at-times oppressive nature of the ... [ more ]

A Trip to the Halloween Costume Shop

Okay, so you don’t want to be a sexy animal, you don’t want to wear superhero lingerie and you don’t want to be appropriative ... [ more ]

Okay, so you don’t want to be a sexy animal, you don’t want to ... [ more ]

Okay, so you don’t want to be a sexy animal, you don’t want to wear superhero lingerie and you ... [ more ]

On Trigger Warnings in Academia

Those of us in favour of trigger warnings aren’t even asking that sexual assault be treated with kid gloves. Rather, we are asking people ... [ more ]

Those of us in favour of trigger warnings aren’t even asking that sexual assault ... [ more ]

Those of us in favour of trigger warnings aren’t even asking that sexual assault be treated with kid gloves. ... [ more ]

Thoughts on the “Obesity Epidemic”

We’ve all heard about the “obesity epidemic.” We’ve all seen the footage on 20/20 or the nightly news of large, headless bodies intercut with ... [ more ]

We’ve all heard about the “obesity epidemic.” We’ve all seen the footage on 20/20 ... [ more ]

We’ve all heard about the “obesity epidemic.” We’ve all seen the footage on 20/20 or the nightly news of ... [ more ]

Painting "Woman in Front of the Mirror" by János Vaszary (public domain)

The Cost of Body Shame

Often when we talk about body shame we talk about it in the context of food, eating, body image, and eating disorders. And these ... [ more ]

Often when we talk about body shame we talk about it in the context ... [ more ]

Often when we talk about body shame we talk about it in the context of food, eating, body image, ... [ more ]

Steubenville: Not a Bug in the System

by Josey Ross For a lot of people, the Steubenville rape case appears to be the first time they’ve really thought about rape, rapists, ... [ more ]

by Josey Ross For a lot of people, the Steubenville rape case appears to ... [ more ]

by Josey Ross For a lot of people, the Steubenville rape case appears to be the first time they’ve ... [ more ]