HI. My name is Stefani. You can call me by my nickname, Pepper, if you like. Growing up in suburban Detroit, I never imagined I would someday identify with a nightshade vegetable, but life took me in an unexpected direction, and I went with it. I graduated from Dartmouth College, where I specialized in studying life on other planets. This is not a joke. This is the unparalleled brilliance of a liberal arts education. After that, I lived in Italy for a bit, in Detroit for a bit, and then in Taiwan. Today, I live in Boston. I study the philosophy of religion at Boston University, and I studying Unitarian Universalist ministry at Harvard Divinity School.
I began eating a Paleo diet early in 2010. As a woman who has battled disordered eating, attended Overeaters Anonymous meetings, been a “sugar addict,” practiced vegetarianism for four years, and been diagnosed with the hormone disorder Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, eating Paleo has been a truly transformative experience for me. I find that my womanhood and my health are evolving journeys, as I continue to experiment and find what foods and lifestyles work best for me, and I hope to share these experiences with you. Moreover, I am Pissed Off about American society’s food norms. I hate that meat is manly and that women are left to cosmos and chocolates. It blows my mind that we starve ourselves for the sake of ideals. My heart breaks at the stories I read over and over again about food restriction and deprivation. The ways in which conventional thinking about food, about gender, about evolutionary psychology and just about everything else has fucked so many lives compels me to maintain this blog. You can read much about that here. More importantly, you can read about ways to mitigate these problems, ways to find holistic health, and ways to say goodbye to old habits forever.
For a more detailed account of my relationship with the paleo world, go to one of my first posts.
For information on my support of and relationship with disordered eating, see the Disordered Eating page.
For information on PCOS, see the PCOS page.Tweet