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What Happens When Women Start Taking Up Space?

It’s revolutionary

Photo: Erika Goldring / Getty Images

WWhen I was a teenager, I dreamed of being “discovered” by a TV casting agent at the mall. I dreamed of being welcomed into the Ivy League. And I harbored another, more private dream, one that felt just as enticing: I longed to become the smallest version of myself possible.

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Danielle Friedman

Danielle Friedman

Danielle Friedman is a journalist. She is currently writing a book on the history of women’s exercise culture, to be published by Putnam. danielle-friedman.com