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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Health Chronicles: I Was A Binge Eater

For years I’ve been in a constant state of trying to better understand myself and how I’ve become the person that I’ve become. I’ve been in and out of therapy and I have to admit that I am one of those people who believes in the benefits of therapy. That’s why the other day during…

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Let’s Chat: I’m Depressed

If you’re not new to my blog or my social media platforms, then you know that I’m no stranger to the struggles with mental health. I have shared very openly about my highs and lows over the the last 24 years. I even have a whole blog solely dedicated to one of my longest battles…

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Health Chronicles: Adapting

If you would’ve told me just 4 years ago I’d be battling an autoimmune disease as well as arthritis I might have laughed. I was 29 after all, these things didn’t even seem like a possibility As it turns out, they definitely were. I’ve been chronicling my journeys here on the blog and on my…

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My Truth About Being Body Positive

I remember the first time I heard the phrase “body positive” (bopo for short). I remember thinking to myself that it was sort of an awesome way to describe what I had been teaching myself for years. Social media has obviously created a larger than life platform for the message of self love and body…

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Fat Bodies & Health – How I’m Changing the Dialogue

If you currently exist on this planet in a fat body, the one thing you are certainly familiar with is health talk. 9 times out of 10 you have probably been told you needed to lose weight because it is unhealthy. Every doctor you’ve seen has probably attributed any symptom you’ve experienced to your weight.…

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