Body Diversity Is Not About Condoning a Lifestyle

If there’s one thing I encounter daily on my social media, it’s the accusation that my existing in a fat body means I condone an unhealthy lifestyle. God forbid I’m not lamenting on how ugly I am, how dissatisfied I am with my looks and oooh how much better my life would be if I…

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Can We Talk About Aging?

I distinctly remember being a child and overhearing my mom talking with her friends in passing about how old they were and all the changes their bodies had gone through since arriving at whatever particular age. I remember thinking to myself how “old” 38 was. Laughable right? I’m 34 years old now and I realize…

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#MomChronicles: I Still Struggle w/Parenting a Special Needs Child

On this blog I have recorded hundreds of thoughts about every topic you can think of. That’s why when my son was diagnosed with ADHD & Tourette’s Syndrome I couldn’t think of a better place to share my thoughts. If you’d like to catch up on those articles you can click here, here and here. If…

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Finding Love

So I know if you’ve been a reader of my blog or followed any of my social media pages for a while; then it’s pretty obvious that I’m married. Yep, cat’s out the bag, sorry to disappoint! *insert  laughter here*  This fact prompts a lot of people to ask me questions about dating and marriage. I…

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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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Ted x Talk: I Owe My Energy to Myself

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, and I have to be completely honest and say that’s been intentional. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve seen me recycle old looks on my grid. If you follow my Instastories than you’re getting the raw and unfiltered reasons for my absence. I’m depressed. I wrote a…

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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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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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33 Lessons in 33 Years

As I reflect on my 33rd year on this planet, I realize I’ve experienced a lot in a relative short amount of time. Below are 33 lessons I’ve personally learned in 33 years! 1. Mistakes will be made but they’re not to be dwelled upon. 2. Growth is a painful but productive necessity. 3. All…

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Emotional Liabilities: A Lesson

Growing up I was not the friend who was front and center. I was easily pegged the comic relief because of my quick wit and ability to verbally spar with the best of them. I was uncomfortably thicker than my peers which put me in the position of feeling undesirable more often than not. That’s…

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