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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Unpacking my Abelism- How My Disability Taught Me

Ableism is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as: “discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities”. While that definition may seem neat and succinct; ableism behavior is so much deeper than that. Beyond the most obvious forms of prejudice such as believing people with disabilities aren’t capable of living life; there is the subtle aspects of…

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Disability: Unpacking Stigmas, Misconceptions & Truths

Recently, I just received a handicap placard for my car. Now, to know me is to know the struggle I’ve had with accepting anything related to disability and handicap. So much so that it took me 9 months to get that placard for my car though I had clearance from my doctor for quite some…

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#HealthChronicles: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Although dysfunctional uterine bleeding is common, it’s not something every woman can relate to. Just about every woman on the planet understands the nuisance that is the menstrual cycle. Some may hate it more than others depending on how painful or long your actual cycle is. So that’s why in November 2018 when I started…

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Thyroid Awareness Month: 6 Common Symptoms of Thyroid Disease

6 common symptoms of thyroid disease in honor of Thyroid Awareness Month

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Health Chronicles: My Dental Journey

If there’s one thing I’ve been certain of pretty much since I was 9 years old; it’s that I have a beautiful smile. And I don’t say that in a conceited or braggadocios way, but it’s literally the one thing I’ve liked about myself pretty consistently…that is until now. I share a lot about my…

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Health Chronicles: Dry Skin, Hair Thinning, Chronic Fatigue O My!

Life has had its ups and downs for me if you’ve followed this blog long enough! And even if you are new, you’ll pick up on that very quickly! A few months ago I wrote an article discussing the other symptoms of hypothyroidism besides the most talked about- weight gain. You can actually check that…

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Can We Talk About Plus Influencers & Weight?

It’s quite the time to be alive and existing in a plus size body! I remember growing up and never really seeing plus bodies in magazines or media or television; unless of course a plus body was feeding into some negative stereotype about the norms of fat bodies. You know, being the comic relief, the…

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