books should be a window and a mirror. 

i will tell you, my daughter of your worth not your beauty every day. (your beauty is a given. every being is born beautiful). knowing your worth can save your life. raising you on beauty alone you will be starved. you will be raw. you will be weak. an easy stomach. always in need of…

let’s talk about fat!

this is the only body i have. and i have made the conscious choice… have to make it everyday… that it is not my enemy. finding others who are on this same journey, are making the choices to love themselves no matter what the world tells us, has been so necessary! here are some of…

#bopo: i want to be your friend

a bodacious babe and very good friend sent me this on Facebook, and it’s fucking brilliant. Caissie St.Onge Yesterday at 5:14pm ·  Listen. I want to tell you something very long. I love Oprah. Long-time Oprah-lover over here. And I am glad for her that she made 70 million dollars on the first day of her…

“phenomenal woman. that’s me.”

what do you do for self-care? today’s #rebelliousselflove challenge was to reward yourself for being brave. self-care is one of the best rewards we can give to ourselves. one way i do that is drawing/coloring & reading poetry. i have a super sweet notebook (that a super sweet lady gave to me 😉 ) and…

new year, another step in my journey to self love

i decided to do an instagram challenge #rebelliousselflove this month, and the prompt for today was to do something scary… so here i am. i was a fat kid. i am a fat lady. there have always been people ready to tell me that this body is not acceptable. (me included) that this arrangement of…