Body +

Learn to love yourself and everything you are. Share with me the struggles of body acceptance and self love. Read my ups and downs as I try to be confident in who I am. Find advice on where to start with body positivity. And, leave encouragement for all those finding their way.

Stop Telling Plus Size Women They’re Brave

As a bigger girl, I wish I had a nickel for every time someone told me, “You’re so brave!” when commenting on the fact that I wore a bathing suit, or shorts, or a tank top – for that matter – out in public. I’m one of those “big girls” who isn’t ashamed to wear a bikini – fatkini, high-waisted, etc. And, it never fails that every time I do, I have someone comment that they wish they had my bravery or how brave I was for daring to step out in something that showed a small, tiny, minuscule amount of my stomach. We’re talking maybe an inch of skin, but I digress.

Mammograms and What Could Have Been

It’s funny how your life can change in just a second. One little second can turn everything you ever knew upside down. And, before you read and further, I want to let you know that I am FINE. But, I almost wasn’t.