I’ve never been good at telling stories. Okay, let me rephrase that. I’ve never been good at telling stories in person or in text messages. The informal nature of a text message coexists with the stream-of-consciousness mess that is me telling you a story with the words that fall haphazardly from my mouth. I try […]Read More This is my story. All of it.
I mean, c’mon; a cute coming-of-age movie where the thick girl ends up with the fit guy who is the envy of all the southern beauty queens, mends her relationship with her mother, and finds new confidence in herself with the help of a couple Drag Queens? Triumphs over Hairspray, IMHO. No, this isn’t a review. […]Read More Netflix’s “Dumplin'” Could Be the Key to Helping You Understand Your Fat Friends a Little Better
Soft stolen glances like most strangers do, knowing far too well our intentions; the illusion of our encounter being secretive is somewhat thrilling. I desperately yearn for the smallest inkling of disgust to cling to, my stubborn nature eventually melts with each stolen glance, traded like currency. I am the yen and you are the […]Read More the love of a muse: a poem
The past couple of weeks, my heart and my mind have been at war; not with each other, but with a vicious outside force called Lucifer. He comes in many forms: a discouraging word from my mother, an eye-roll from a friend, a glance in the mirror with disgust for my body, a whisper in […]Read More The State of My Heart Address
In wake of the horrific tragedies domestically in Las Vegas and abroad in Somalia, opinions have flared on social media regarding a myriad of issues. Whether it be on the politics of gun violence and terrorism, or the morals of hate, voices are finding whatever digital pulpit to stand from in order to be heard. […]Read More A Comment on Tragedy: Why I Say “Thoughts and Prayers”
These days, the amount of students going to college straight out of high school is higher now than it’s ever been. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2016 that 69.7% of high school graduates were enrolled in college directly upon graduation. Now more than ever, the pressure is on for teens to push themselves […]Read More College-aged and Not in College: What Now?
Whenever I’m talking to a friend or peer and the subject of my body or my weight comes into conversation, that person spends the next few minutes trying to convince me that I’m not fat, despite the fact that I just described myself as such. That’s because in our society, being fat is a bad […]Read More Being a Plus-Sized Girl in the Beauty Industry
Within the make up community, “Subculture” has become a taboo word. With the release of Anastasia Beverly Hill’s newest shadow palette, a Pandora’s box of tea and shade flooded social media. I, too, was involved in the #ABHisoverParty with various tweets explaining my doubts for the upcoming palette. For anyone who knows me and my […]Read More ABH Subculture: We all over reacted