Blogger Lessons: Stay True to YOU

Here it is only 6 days into 2018 and I already have something on my mind that I need to put into words. And that’s ok because that’s what I’ve been doing the entire time I’ve had a blogging career. I do a lot of thinking; hard to believe sometimes since I have so much on my plate to juggle with the many roles I … Continue reading Blogger Lessons: Stay True to YOU

What I’ve Learned: 2017 In Review

I haven’t done a year in review since the close of 2014. A LOT has changed since then and it’s the only reason I’m going to write one for this year. So where do I begin? Well, I started my year off with a bang when I discovered that I had a goiter growing and eventually I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism. While my … Continue reading What I’ve Learned: 2017 In Review

Her Story: Tiffiany

Name: Tiffiany Procedure Type: Gastric sleevectomy Age: 30 Starting weight: 472 Surgery weight: 401 Current weight: 275-279 Goal weight: 180(I’d really be content at 195 lmao) What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? In January 2015 I stepped on the scale and it said 472lbs which is a weight I’d never been. Did/do you feel any pressure by a doctor to … Continue reading Her Story: Tiffiany

All the Ways I Plan to Treat Myself – 4 Cheap Ways to Self Care

Recovery has been an absolute draaaag albeit necessary.  I have slid back into my 9-5 though thanks to the graciousness of my boss; I am working from home. I almost sorta kinda miss my desk; but hubby has rearranged our bedroom to include a little office space for moi. I thank God everyday for a man like him existing and existing in my life! I … Continue reading All the Ways I Plan to Treat Myself – 4 Cheap Ways to Self Care

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Self Esteem After Rape

As the idea began to formulate in my mind how to address this topic; I found myself trying to decide between sexual assault or rape. I don’t know why I was so caught up on which word to use; perhaps because it makes me cringe to say either or. I don’t talk about my rape often. I think in many ways I still have not … Continue reading Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Self Esteem After Rape

Plus Size Blogging: Why I’m Necessary

This weekend I had the amazing opportunity to attend The Curvy Fashionista’s Style Expo! It was an AH-MAZING weekend full of plus size women who came to slay not only in style but in confidence. I got to network with the cream of the crop of the plus size community and it was more than I could’ve anticipated. I have a bunch to share with ya’ll … Continue reading Plus Size Blogging: Why I’m Necessary

Sit Down: Why I’m Not Here for Your Fat Girl Fetishization

* while some of the things in this article apply to all women; right now I’m speaking specifically to my experience as a fat woman.* When I was younger, I remember being the chubby one out the group always. For a long time I felt like the only guys who were interested in me were Jamaicans and Africans and occasionally Dominicans or Puerto Ricans. And … Continue reading Sit Down: Why I’m Not Here for Your Fat Girl Fetishization

Save Your Faux Concern: 4 Reasons I’m Not Here for Your Internet Shame

Recently I was having a conversation with a friend and they told me that an old male friend of mine had quite a mouthful to say about body positive women and their ways. Now, what was intriguing to me is that this person was a man I used to date; which means clearly he has dated a fat woman. I was perplexed by what was … Continue reading Save Your Faux Concern: 4 Reasons I’m Not Here for Your Internet Shame

Who Do I Become After the Weight Loss?

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing a few people in my life who have opted for weight loss surgery for one reason or another. Right now, that is not an option on the table for me because we have to focus on the care for my thyroid. But needless to say, anyone who’s experienced a lifestyle change, or drastic weight loss is a valuable source … Continue reading Who Do I Become After the Weight Loss?

Living In Spite of My Flaws

This morning the weather was dank and rainy; as a result my body was hurting so bad I found myself in tears before I could make it to my desk. I took some Turmeric pills and some ibuprofen and settled in. Within an hour or so, I felt functional enough to stop feeling like I wanted to end it all. And this is what my … Continue reading Living In Spite of My Flaws