Body Autonomy vs. Body Positivity: How My Mindset Changed

Body Autonomy vs. Body Positivity: How My …

I first starting diving into the body-positive world in 2016 – I think. And as I’ve mentioned before, I was introduced to the movement by Tess Holliday, it really helped me love my body and led to fat acceptance and a bunch of great things. But lately, body autonomy fits my outlook a lot more. What’s the difference between body autonomy and body positivity? A great question, that I’ve gotten a few times. And that I had to look into as I was trying…

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Dear Brands: Our Fat Bodies Are Not Your Marketing Tool

Dear Brands: Our Fat Bodies Are Not …

More and more I am noticing that fat bodies are being used at the forefront of brand launches and campaigns as a way of appearing inclusive and body positive. And I say appearing because lately, I’ve noticed that it is about appearing body positive and not actually being inclusive. Fat bodies do not exist to be your marketing tool. Let’s start off by saying that if this reads more as a rant than a blog post, that’s probably because it’s something that has been…

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CBD: 3 Products I Reach For When I Need a Dose of Calm

CBD: 3 Products I Reach For When I …

Okay, all my mental health stuff aside, I think everyone on this planet could use some calm right now. Like you could be living your best life and be thrilled about EVERYTHING but a calm moment is never a bad thing!!! There are a ton of ways that I make a calm moment happen but CBD helps the process along. Now I’m not saying this will work for everyone, I’m not prescribing anything but as I always do, I’m just sharing what I’m doing…

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#StillTalking Medication: It’s Okay to Change Your Mind

#StillTalking Medication: It’s Okay to Change …

Making the decision around medication is complicated, to say the least. And making the decision to stop (safely, of course) and try life without something that’s been a part of your life for a few years can be even more so. While I’ve been thinking about this, I quickly realized I didn’t have a lot of people in the same boat to chat with. I can vividly remember (mostly) every detail of the appointment I had with my doctor when I approached the subject…

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Home By Nine: Helping Provide Therapy and Fighting Mental Health Stigma

Home By Nine: Helping Provide Therapy and …

There are, for better or for worse I can never decide, a lot of brands around these days that throw ‘anxiety’ on a t-shirt as a way to fight mental health stigma and carry on. So it was refreshing, to say the least, to happen upon Home By Nine because they’re doing a lot more than most. More Than Just a Trend I’ve talked about this time and time again – anxiety isn’t a trend. Depression isn’t. You don’t have OCD because you love…

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I Have No Idea How To Talk About Mental Health Right Now

I Have No Idea How To Talk …

I have been starting and stopping this post since the end of March. And it’s now June, in case that I hit trash again before publishing this. And when I started writing it, it had no mention of COVID but the more I think, the more that feels like ignoring the elephant in the room. [Note: it is now the end of July – let’s see how this goes.] I have, over the last year or so, found a sense of pride (if that’s…

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I Lost My Shine & Here’s How I’m Getting it Back

I Lost My Shine & Here’s How …

You’ve heard me say it time and time again, 2019 sucked. Major. And it wiped my shine way. What does that mean? Going off of my beloved Grey’s, I file myself under dark and twisty, and bright and shiny. And a lot of the times, I’m bright and shiny. I like to shine, I’m meant to shine, and I want to show the world my shine. And 2019 tarnished me. I mean if we want to get very specific, the end of 2018 sucked…

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The Letter Series: An Apology to My Body

The Letter Series: An Apology to My …

Dear you, 2019 was a year that I watched you too closely, filtered through a lens of discontent and judgement. And it made the year a rough one. 2019 was the year I was violated in broad daylight, and in that moment you became my enemy. Bundled up in my winter coat, completely exposed. 2019 was the year I started a new job that went toxic quickly, and those late hours turned very quickly into late-night meals fueled by what was close and cheap.…

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What It Was Like To Walk A Runway For Nike As A Plus-Sized Model

What It Was Like To Walk A …

Before this weekend, I had never worn anything from Nike before. Okay, shoes, but never their clothing. And when they launched their plus-sizes I was stoked — but they can be hard to find in-store so I took it as a small victory for the plus-sized community and moved on. And now I can say I walked a runway dressed by Nike, which is truly surreal. So how did this happen? I swear, and I’ve said this before, that joining Sarah Taylor’s gym has…

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Being Fat, Loving Sex and Dealing with Body Confidence

Being Fat, Loving Sex and Dealing with …

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by K-Y. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of compensation and products. All opinions on this blog are my own.  Let’s talk about sex, baby.  Sorry, I really needed to get that out of the way and now that I have that out of my system we can get down to the nitty-gritty and that headline was not clickbait my friends: we’re going to chat about sex, body confidence, mental health, and being fat.…

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