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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Dia & Co Expanded Their Shopping Experience!

Dia & Co has expanded their shopping experience and I’ve got the the complete scoop! Dia & Co is not a brand that is new to me; I had the opportunity to tryout their services and review them here on the blog. Who is Dia & Co? If you missed my first unboxing with Dia…

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Disability Visibility- Why it Matters

Disability visibility may seem like a foreign phrase if you’ve never had a disability. Chances are you may not think about the lack of representation disability gets in media. And honestly, that’s to be expected. Most of us fail to think about things that don’t directly affect us even when we’re trying to be the…

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Jessica London – An Honest Review

Jessica London has been a staple in my closet for the last 7 months. When I chose to partner with them it was because I actually found pieces on their site I liked. Jessica London is not a new brand; I remember my mom receiving their catalogs when I was a child! However, I never…

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Non-Scale Victories: My First in Store Try-On in YEARS

Non- scale victories are a way to track your weight loss or fitness goals without focusing on the number on the scale. Non-scale victories can be anything from your stamina increasing, clothes fitting differently, strength increasing etc. One of my non-scale victory goals back in October was to actually go in the store and shop…

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Blog Anniversary: 4 Lessons in 5 Years

My blog anniversary just passed on December 5th. I celebrated 5 years of http://www.apyoungblog.com running. Can I just say what an amazing feeling that is? For those who aren’t bloggers and have no vested interest in blogs; this probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re a blogger you know the ups and downs that go…

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Ashley Stewart Kendall + Kylie Collection – My Thoughts

Ashley Stewart Kendall + Kylie Collection recently dropped and the plus community is talking all about it. Opinions of those in favor or against have been very vocal on social media. However, people’s distaste for the collaboration seemed to be more pervasive. Here’s the Conversation It’s no secret that Kendall and Kylie are apart of…

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15 Places to Shop Extended Sizes

If you’re a plus size woman chances are you know all too well the struggle that exists in trying to find fashionable options despite the strides in the plus fashion industry. If you’re above a size 24 then you DEFINITELY know how infinitely smaller our options are than our smaller contemporaries. Despite having limited options,…

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Curvy Spotlight: Ceceily Maraya

If you’re not new here, then you’re already familiar with the Curvy Spotlight here on my blog where I highlight women in business. If you are new here, welcome! And make yourself comfortable and prepare to dig into today’s spotlight honoree. Meet Ceiceily. Ceceily Maraya is the owner of not one but two businesses here…

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Curvy Spotlight: Apples Peaches Pears Boutique

I am always a fan of women being in business for themselves; that’s why I chose to create the Curvy Spotlight section of my blog so that I could highlight them. I am particularly fond of women who strive to create an inclusive environment for larger bodies; which is why it brings me so much…

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