ByNaomi Gordon-Loebl

Naomi Gordon-Loebl is a writer and educator from Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Complex, and the anthology The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality.

  1. On weekdays around lunchtime, I head across the street from my office to the gym. It’s a New York Sports Club, which means most of the women in the locker room are white, skinny, tweezed and plucked all over. I feel like a lumberjack when I walk in there, all hairy, crewcutted and booted among the naked women with white towels wrapped around their heads.