Navigating Travel Arrangements w/a Disability

I have always had anxiety issues since I was a little kid. Most people would never know when meeting me; but I have social anxiety to this day! Through therapeutic methods over the years both talking and medication; I’ve pretty much learned how to deal with my anxiety. At least I did, until my disability…

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#HealthChronicles: Listening to Your Body’s Cues

Have you ever felt a discomfort in your body like something just wasn’t quite right but you ignored it? You thought to yourself that it “wasn’t that serious” or perhaps you felt the doctor might treat your concerns trivially. If you’re reading this, I’m sure at one time or another you’ve felt that way. I…

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Curvy Spotlight: Chronic Illness Advocate Nitika Chopra & Creator of the Chronicon

While social media is full of many things to distract us, I try to curate my timeline so that it’s something worth me viewing when I open up my app. That’s why when I was introduced to Nitika Chopra’s Instagram page I knew following her would be a good choice. Meet Nitika: Nitika is a…

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4 Ways I Prepare for Events with a Disability

One of the struggles I’ve highlighted on my blog is the anxiety that developed once my body started going through physical changes with arthritis. Going out to the house especially into social settings caused me great grief because I never knew what the walking was going to be like (distance, time etc.), what the venue…

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The Implications of Being Fat & Disabled

Throughout my journey with mental and physical health; I’ve documented it through blogging. It’s been a way for me to put my feelings into perspective and also educate those who may lack knowledge or information in their own care. When I first received the diagnosis that I had thyroid disease, and learning how hypothyroidism affects…

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My Truth: Life with Arthritis

I remember being a kid and hearing my mom and Nana sitting in the kitchen discussing my grandmother’s hands and all the pain she was having. How she couldn’t grip things like she once could, the disfiguring of her knuckles, her need for a cane that transitioned to a walker and finally to a wheelchair.…

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Atlanta Events: Fat Women of Color Take Up Space

I can almost bet my bottom dollar that when you read this title you scratched your head with wonderment. Don’t fret! I’m here to explain it all! But in order to get the Take Up Space event we need to take it to the creator and give you a little background. Allow me to introduce…

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My Body Journey: Let’s Chat WLS

When I first set out to blog, I didn’t know that being a fat body would become a conversation. However, as I began to share more about myself and my life; there was no way not to discuss my experience in a fat body because that is how I’ve navigated thru the majority of my…

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C-Sections: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

When I got pregnant with my first child I was 17 going on 18. The discussion about birth revolved around labor and delivery; there was never any discussion about c-sections. Fast forward to a pretty traumatic labor and finally being told in the midst of pitocin induced contractions: “we have to do an emergency c-section.”…

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