Numbers Aren’t Everything – 20 Micro Influencers to Know

Numbers aren’t everything despite what social media antics might have you believe! Social media influencing is all the rage these days; and it’s understandable why. Who doesn’t like getting paid to wear the clothes they like, use the products they love for free right? However, while social media influencing has become a game changer, these…

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Mental Health Awarness Month

Mental Health Awareness month comes around every year in May; but as far as I’m concerned mental health awareness is EVERY DAY. Hi, my name is Alicia and I am a mental health patient. I’ve shared very openly on this blog about my journey with mental health and you can check it out here. Why…

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Social Media- Do You Have to be on Trend?

Trendy vs. Reality Social media has birthed plenty of trendy movements to date. Body acceptance, Body Positive, Fat Acceptance, Self Love; all of these are phrases that have become popular thanks to social media. But if you’re a person who is anything like me, you may be wondering “how does this apply to me?” If…

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Chronic Illness Voices on Instagram

Chronic illness was not always apart of my story. The last 4 years has changed my life in a way I could’ve never foreseen. While the journey has not been an easy one; I am absolutely grateful for all that I’ve learned. I did not learn as much as I did without the assistance of…

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Plus Swimsuit Looks I Love

Swimsuit season is upon us; albeit under strange circumstances. While most of us are itching to travel to beaches and pools, we’re doing our best to adhere to what’s best for our communities by slaying at home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for that glorious day by exploring our swimsuit options for when…

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Regression – How to Over Come It

Regression is the ultimate taboo in any type of recovery journey; at least that’s what it can feel like. However, regression or relapse can be more common than you think. Hence, the need to have an open and candid conversation about it. Regression Defined Regression: noun – a return to a former or less developed…

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Grieving During a Pandemic Is NORMAL

When COVID-19 began to circulate in the news and rapidly reach pandemic status; many of us were stunned. After all, with so many different interpretations of what was going on with this virus, much of the world didn’t know what to think. Now We’re Here Whether we were prepared or not; pandemic status became our…

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Sistas How Ya’ll Feel?A Self Love Check-In

As a child, I remember my day dreams always consisted of me being someone different. With all the entertainment on television and pictures in magazines; the ideal beauty standard was clear. Thin. White. Flat butts. Busty. When there was representation of Black women; the standard was also very clear. Light Skin.Slim.Curvy. Busty. Voluptuous rear end.…

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Does What We Eat Really Matter?

I remember a time when I never really consciously considered what I ate outside of “does this taste good?” Growing up in a large family, food was a necessity and my parents main concern was balance and buying what they could afford. I think it goes without saying that the affordable foods are always the…

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