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 + Ugly

I have heard men call Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, and Halle Berry ugly... Even when they are in full contour, there is someone that thinks they are not all that. Ugliness is subjective.Being Beautiful is subjective. So what's the standard, right? Fair or Light skinned.Thin.Light eyes.Long hair.Big boobs.Plump butt. Curves. The standard is impossible to live … Continue reading We Are All Beautiful + Ugly

The Blog-aholic Award

This is the 3rd type of award that I have received in my blogging career!!! I am so thankful to Scottish Muslimah who nominated me for The Blog-aholic Award; for her for her recognition of my purpose in creating my blog, for her kind words, advice, and continuous support. Please check out her blog where … Continue reading The Blog-aholic Award

A Woman Broken …. Self-Doubt

"If only I ... lost some weight... was prettier... was younger..." Beauty is within. You have to stop believing  media lies that tell you beauty is about what you look like. Popular culture shows us what they think we should consider beauty, but the essence of a person is within them. Looks fade... we all will age … Continue reading A Woman Broken …. Self-Doubt