Breaking the Myth of Promoting Obesity

One of the challenges of being a visible fat body is being subject to all sorts of accusations about my lifestyle, my health and my right to exist happily. One charge that gets thrown around constantly is “you’re promoting obesity.” I always wondered how a fat person posting a cute outfit is somehow promoting a…

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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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Ditching Skirted Bathing Suits

Recently I wrote a blog article about what a beach body was; encouraging my readers to go to the pool/beach and give it the body you’ve got! I meant every word I said in that blog; so much so I’ve decided to face one of my fears head on this summer. What might that fear…

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Rebdolls: Helping Me Stay Stylish & Comfortable

If there is one consistent theme along my journey with style, fashion and navigating my life in a plus body; it is being comfortable. I love being stylish, I love getting dressed up but I my absolute must and non negotiable rule of thumb is comfort. Often times I find styles that look good but…

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Fashion at Any Size is Real

I remember¬† a time when finding fashion if you were over a size 12 was a hard thing to come by. Growing up as a teen, I was between a 14 and an 18 at any given time. While today it’s nothing to go into a store and find a Large or a 1x; that…

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Entrepreneurship – Is it for You?

If you’re on social media of any sort, then entrepreneurship is all the buzz these days. Everywhere you look, there’s an ad being sponsored that guarantees all the successful tools to being a boss for a nominal fee of [insert fee here]. There are smiling faces plastered with hashtags of #BossBabe #entrepreneur surfacing everywhere. There…

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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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Recap: Phat Girl Fresh presents Lifestyled Honors 2019

If you are not new here, then Lifestyle Honors is not a new phrase and you know exactly what I’m bout to get into here! However, if you are new and aren’t familiar; you could checkout last year’s article or you can just continue reading. To make a long story short, Lifestyled Honors was a…

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Dear Fat Girl: Stop Asking for Acceptance

I’ve been thinking about how to write this for months. It’s a topic that pops into my head quite often, especially when I find myself scrolling social media or having conversations with my fat friends. I started not to write about it because I didn’t want to not be able to articulate thoroughly what I…

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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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