Dear Body, What an adventure 2018 was. This year you really challenged me, expected more from me, and reminded me who I am and who I am supposed to be. When Type 2 Diabetes showed up, you forced me to confront my ableist argument against fat-shaming: "Yeah, I may be fat, but I'm also healthy!!" … Continue reading Dear Body – 2018
A few months ago I unfollowed a woman on Instagram I had been following for nearly a year because she did something I found completely despicable. She was a white woman who tanned so excessively her skintone appeared very dark (but orange). She also regularly manipulated her photos to make herself appear darker. And over … Continue reading Please Don’t Appropriate Hashtags
You are MORE Than your body Trapping a soul big enough to push through the boundaries this world will place around you just for existing in it You are MORE Than your mistakes Making you believe you don't deserve to succeed, feel joy, find love, discover peace, be complete You are MORE Than your circumstances … Continue reading More
There is this weird tip-toe thin people (especially liberals) do around the word "fat". They use words like, "heavy", "bigger", and the like. They're terrified of uttering it, except in a low voice, with eyes cast down just slightly, hands draped over drinks with other thin friends on a Moms Night Out. They do this … Continue reading Dear Thin People: “Fat” Is Not A Slur
In 2014 I set up my first Instagram account. Instagram had finally created an Android version and I downloaded it as soon as I could. I was thrilled with this wild, new world of social media before me. An entire app fueled by photos was exciting for me. Within Instagram I saw the potential to … Continue reading Why I Left Instagram (And Maybe You Should Too)
"I am not a perfect pumpkin...and I have never tried to be." A body-positive poem about being imperfect.
Two months ago I received the news that I have Type 2 Diabetes. For me it was shocking news. I was already on a high dosage of Metformin for my PCOS, but still, my A1C came back and it was not good. After hearing this news I went into a little emotional tailspin. As much … Continue reading Two Months As A Diabetic