Honest Moment: I Don’t Feel Positive About My Body

At least not at the moment. In a world that is becoming more and more vocal about “self love”, “body positivity”, and “loving your flaws”, can I have an honest moment and say I’m struggling with that right now? I know, I know; it’s an unpopular opinion but I just have to be honest about…

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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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Navigating Society in an Obese Body

I recognize that the word ‘obese’ can be a trigger for many people; so if you need to exit because of that, I completely understand. As for the rest of you who decide to stay, have a seat, get comfortable; class is in session. For a long portion of my life, I was resistant to…

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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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Body Prejudice Within The Plus Community

If you’re an adult, I’m going to make the assumption that you have heard the phrase: “A house divided cannot stand.” – Jesus (then requoted by President Lincoln.) No matter what situation you apply that quote to; the meaning rings true. So let me begin by telling you a story. A week or so ago,…

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TFGT Goes Live: The Truth About the Online Plus Community

The online plus size community is an ever growing entity full of a diverse collective of men and women!  Whether you’re aiming to find yourself, your confidence or connect with other like minded individuals who are proud to flaunt their size; you are sure to find it all if you simply click the hashtag ‘plussize’…

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Weight! An Introduction to a Much Needed Conversation

The past few years of my life, my health has really taken me on a journey. From mental health to physical health; it has been the roller-coaster ride from Hades. This past weekend I took a well earned and well deserved vacation and it was just what my life ordered. As I frolicked in the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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