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
I always wanted an hour-glass figure. It was all I could think about. I would binge exercise and go on diets for months at a time. I spent so much time in the gym imagining how I would look with that figure. I day-dreamed that if I was shaped like a Coke bottle, I would walk the streets, like … Continue reading Everything in Moderation: the story of a thick girl
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?
I remember struggling with my weight when I was in high school; that was over 10 years ago, and I am still struggling. After I gave birth to my daughter, that struggle did not get any easier. I was breastfeeding and did not want more children anytime soon, so to avoid lowering my milk … Continue reading Get Your Body Back Foolishness: the story of a thick girl
Healthy wellness is a journey.... it is not a sprint, it is a marathon. In the past, I have jumped into full work out plans and diets; I was unsuccessful. For some, jumping into a workout may be beneficial, but for me it never helped me change my lifestyle. Eventually, I gave up, binged, and … Continue reading Why I prefer to take the stairs
"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)
What do you love about your body?
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
Women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful. We must stand together and support one another.