Belonging in America
An elusive dream

The Body

Running and Recovery

Laura Cisneros lost her best friend in a racecar accident, then her mother to cancer. In grueling obstacle course races, she tried to work out her grief.

An Unhealthy Passion for Healthy Food

In attempting to be the healthiest person I could be, I was destroying my health, my mind and my life.

Your Grandma Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in That

Cecilia Schiavo examines our changing standards for church wear.

More Teens Going Under the Knife

Subjected to the heightened pressures of beauty, and a culture enveloped in social media, photoshopped advertisements and reality TV, teens have turned to cosmetic procedures to modify their "flawed" features, and to feel more comfortable in public.

Battling the Body

The dancer Olivia Miranda talks about how obsession with body image dominates her field.