Know Your Worth: Gaining Confidence and Eliminating Fear

Know Your Worth: Gaining Confidence and Eliminating Fear

“Know your worth” is a saying we hear all too often. It’s common sense in theory but how frequently do we put that into action? As plus size women, it can be hard to see our worth in personal relationships when society is constantly saying we aren’t worthy. I’ve always known my worth in personal […]

Fashion Week Favorites: Spring/Summer 2018

Fashion Week Favorites: Spring/Summer 2018

Images courtesy of Instagram   New York Fashion Week just ended and this was one of the best I’ve seen in years. To be honest, I’d gotten bored with NYFW. Usually the same shizz, just a different season. I was definitely impressed with the amount of diversity this time around. It was truly exciting to […]

Fenty Beauty’s Success and What It Means for POC

Fenty Beauty’s Success and What It Means for POC

Photo courtesy of Fenty Beauty and Sephora The Fenty Beauty launch was a success. A huge congratulations is in order for Rihanna. Her launch of Fenty Beauty last Friday nearly broke the internet. The launch included lip gloss, contour sticks, brushes and highlighters. However, the star of the show is the foundation. She launched FORTY […]

Last Call, Resolutions. Quick Check-In.

Last Call, Resolutions. Quick Check-In.

Have you kept your New Year’s Resolutions? Sometimes a moment of reflection is necessary to see where you went wrong and how you can improve. This morning, I saw a meme that read “Learn to rest, not quit” which got me thinking. What about the resolutions made in January? Everyone looks forward to a new […]

If Not Plus, Then What?

If Not Plus, Then What?

Terminology makes a big difference       One thing that definitely divides the plus size community is the term “Plus Size.” People either love it or they hate it. I personally don’t mind the term. If companies are going to market to us specifically, they need something to let us know that. However, I […]

A New Model By Ashley Graham: Book Review

A New Model By Ashley Graham: Book Review

A New Model Book Cover Courtesy of Dey Street Books Ashley Graham For those that don’t know, Ashley Graham is a plus size model, fashion designer, TV personality, and body positivity advocate. As the first plus size model to cover the Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, she has quickly become the “It” girl of the plus […]

Cultural Appropriation: ‘Maybe’ is Not Enough

Cultural Appropriation: ‘Maybe’ is Not Enough

Photo by Hype Williams/InStyle Cultural Appropriation If you follow fashion like I do, you probably remember Marc Jacobs’ 2017 fashion show. He sent White models down the runway in dreadlocks. Also, in 2015 he sent White models down the runway in bantu knots, which were renamed “mini buns.” As a result of the 2017 show, […]

Dismissing Stress and ‘Reclaiming My Time’

Dismissing Stress and ‘Reclaiming My Time’

Stress Different things cause stress in different people. For me, it’s my job. I wake up dreading the thought of going to work. When I’m there, I’m miserable. When I get home, I’m disappointed I have to go back. I felt obligated answer every phone call when I wasn’t there, or come in to work […]

‘What The Health’ from a Fat Girl’s Perspective

‘What The Health’ from a Fat Girl’s Perspective

‘What the Health’ is insightful but misses the mark on one aspect. By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the social media buzz regarding the documentary “What the Health.” It is a film discussing the correlation between health and the foods we eat. It encourages a whole food, plant based diet as a solution to most […]