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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7 Hypothyroid Symptoms Besides Weight Gain

For a long time whenever I heard the term “hypothyroidism” I knew very little about it. I just knew it was the “disease” that caused weight gain. I also thought it was the disease the fat people used to excuse their weight gain because that’s what I had heard repeatedly in my younger years. I…

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Health Chronicles: Life After Miscarriage

4 years ago I lost my baby at 15 weeks gestation. I was a week away from my 4 month mark. On August 28th, 2014 I had surgery to induce birth. I named her Jordan. My heart broke into a million pieces; just like it had days before when I saw her lifeless body on…

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Hello September & New State of Mind

I have been hesitant to blog because of the emotional and mental state I’ve been in. I don’t want to be repetitive in my discussions about my depression and feelings regarding my health.  While I’m all for transparency, I have to do something more than just complain about my current emotional state. Chronic illness is…

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Why Health Shouldn’t Be Taboo in the Plus Community

Let me begin by saying I realize that the things I’m getting ready to say might offend some. It might be a trigger, it might even make you want to not follow my social media. I just need you to know- that’s perfectly fine. I have been traveling through life in a plus vessel for…

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