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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Why Health Shouldn’t Be Taboo in the Plus Community

Let me begin by saying I realize that the things I’m getting ready to say might offend some. It might be a trigger, it might even make you want to not follow my social media. I just need you to know- that’s perfectly fine. I have been traveling through life in a plus vessel for…

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Life After Thirties: Facing My Insecurities

I remember my twenties like it was yesterday [queues melodramatic music]. Ok, so maybe my twenties wasn’t that long ago; but with all that’s happened in the last few years, my body certainly feels like it.   In my twenties I felt like I had an unlimited reserve of energy and youthfulness, even with having…

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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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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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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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Finding My Way in the Plus Size Blogger Arena

When I first started blogging in the days of yore i.e MySpace, I remember just needing an outlet to say the things that were on my mind. I didn’t even know at the time that what I was doing was actually considered “blogging”. At that time in my life I felt like I had little…

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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…

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Let’s Get Real About Weight

I think sometimes when you’re fat, obese, overweight, plus size or however you identify; we find ourselves trying to be this image that is accepted by people. I find that this can take away from the honesty in one’s journey.

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