Sistas How Ya’ll Feel?A Self Love Check-In

As a child, I remember my day dreams always consisted of me being someone different. With all the entertainment on television and pictures in magazines; the ideal beauty standard was clear. Thin. White. Flat butts. Busty. When there was representation of Black women; the standard was also very clear. Light Skin.Slim.Curvy. Busty. Voluptuous rear end.…

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6 Ways to Mental Health Care During COVID19

Mental health care may seem like such small potatoes on the menu of things to care about right now. With the COVID19 pandemic rapidly impacting all aspects of our life; we may not realize why right now it’s so important to focus on our mental health. Well you guys know me well enough to know…

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My 400 LB Life

My 400 lb life may seem like click bait; but I promise you it is not! My name is AP and I really am 400+ lbs…440 (depending on the day lol) to be exact. Most of you reading this are probably cringing at the very thought of ever being my size. It’s probably made you…

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Disability Visibility- Why it Matters

Disability visibility may seem like a foreign phrase if you’ve never had a disability. Chances are you may not think about the lack of representation disability gets in media. And honestly, that’s to be expected. Most of us fail to think about things that don’t directly affect us even when we’re trying to be the…

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Impostor Syndrome – What I’ve Learned

Impostor syndrome is a term that you may or may not be familiar with. It’s defined as: a pattern of behavior where people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalizedĀ fearĀ of being exposed as a fraud. – Psychology Today While it’s a term that we may more frequently hear now, it was coined by…

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Navigating Chronic Illness – Life After Diagnosis Live

Hey y’all! I’m so excited to announce that myself and Lorna Finn of http://www.cystumofcurves.com are partnering to present a special live about chronic illness! Join us as we have an open conversation about advocating for your health, love & relationships, resources and more! Save the date! 1/7/2020 7:30 PM EST. http://instagram.com/apyblog http://instagram.com/cystumorcurves I hope to…

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2019 in Review

Yes you guys, 2019 is rapidly coming to an end. It is that time of the year! Most people are over the year, looking forward to a new year to start fresh and anew. While that’s the narrative of most people, it’s definitely not mine. 2019 was full of ups and downs just like any…

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Therapy Before WLS: Why It’s Important

Therapy is one of those things that people either believe is great or believe it has no purpose. If you have ever read my blog, then you know I advocate heavily for therapy. As a person who has battled depression since I was a child; I understand the importance of therapy. WLS is Not a…

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Healing Isn’t Linear

When we experience trauma in our lives whether emotionally,mentally or physically; somewhere in our minds we have the desire to get over or to heal from said trauma. Self help books, talk show therapists and self proclaimed gurus alike often tell us that we can get over our pain. And they are correct, we can…

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What My Weight Loss Journey Is Teaching Me About Myself

Intentional weight loss is such a touchy subject these days, and I’ve shared my thoughts on that. Despite how anyone else feels about it, this is currently the journey that I’m on. And while the journey started out feeling cumbersome and impossible, I’ve been learning a thing or two about myself that leads me to…

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