Lupita Nyong'o's Choice

Lupita Nyong’o’s Choice

THE SHORT: ‘Why I Chose a “Small Play” Over the Big Screen’

by Lupita Nyong’o (Lenny)

I think as women, as women of color, as black women, too often we hear about what we “need to do.” How we need to behave, what we need to wear, what’s deemed as too much or not enough, the cultural politics of what society considers appropriate for us and for our lives. What I am learning is that the most important questions you can ask yourself are “What do I want?” and “Who do I want to become?”

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THE LONG: ‘After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight’

by Gina Kolata (New York Times)

Danny Cahill stood, slightly dazed, in a blizzard of confetti as the audience screamed and his family ran on stage. He had won Season 8 of NBC’s reality television show “The Biggest Loser,” shedding more weight than anyone ever had on the program — an astonishing 239 pounds in seven months.

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