5 Pressurizing Standards of Beauty

Popular culture has placed a lot of pressure on how to look, feel, and act a certain way. Not conforming to the standard of beauty, can be one of the most difficult tasks for women. Self-doubt seem to be inevitable when all we see is airbrushed and filtered women on every billboard, magazine cover, music video, … Continue reading 5 Pressurizing Standards of Beauty

What can you do when people make you feel ugly?

We live in a very judgmental and critical world. A world that wants each of us to fit into a certain "standard of beauty." If your body is not a certain shape, if your hair and nails are not perfect, if you contour is not just right, we skip over your pic on FB or … Continue reading What can you do when people make you feel ugly?

How Do I Stay So Skinny?

As a thick girl (defy the word fat), I have always considered the struggle of women who are overweight, but never considered a skinny girls' journey with weight.  I have been told by doctors that it is not healthy for me to be the weight that I am for my height. Do I agree? Yes. … Continue reading How Do I Stay So Skinny?

A Healthy Mind: the story of a thick girl

"After giving birth to my daughter, I gained weight, and entered the 200 lb. club. In my mind, I expected that I would get my body back immediately. Of course it takes time to lose weight and so the process didn’t go as expected. As a result, there are times when I hate what I see in the mirror. At some point I realized that I was body shaming myself." (blog contribution to Rock Your Reality, Pinkspen)

we are all Beautiful…we are all Ugly

I have heard men call Beyoncé ugly...Kim K., Halle Berry... Even when they are in full contour, there is some man that thinks they are not all that. Ugliness is subjective. Being Beautiful is subjective. So what's the standard, right? Fair skinned. Thin. Light eyes. Long hair. Big boobs. Plump butt. The standard is impossible to … Continue reading we are all Beautiful…we are all Ugly

Love Yourself! 

Love your curves... Love your box shape... Love your short waist... Love your thick or thin hair... Love your stretch marks... Love your wide or narrow hips... Love your big lips... Love the shape of your thighs... Love your ass whether you have one or not... Love the shape of your eyes... Love your smile; crooked, … Continue reading Love Yourself! 

Uniqueness is Beauty

Everyday we struggle with our identity; constantly trying to define ourselves, until we are truly comfortable with who we are. But, does that ever really happen? Are we ever truly happy with who we are? I know that there have been times in my life when I was not happy with how I looked. In this … Continue reading Uniqueness is Beauty