Back To School Plus Size Clothes

Back to school clothes shopping as a plus-size teen back in the day…. yikes Forever21 Plus asked me to create a back to school look and holy shit was I triggered thinking about how hard back to school shopping used to be for me as a kid and teenager. I can’t sugar coat this shit because sugar coated shit is still just shit: back to school shopping was the W O R S T as

My Struggles With Food & Eating Disorders in Flavor Town aka the Guy Fieri Look Book

Reading “Guy-talian Nachos” and “Awesome Pretzel Chicken Tenders” off of Guy Fieri’s Guy’s American Kitchen Bar Menu was when I realized that I had maybe hit rock bottom. Not because I was in NYC at a Guy Fieri restaurant (also, no shade…. I clearly love Guy), but because I was at work in Chicago and somehow had spent an hour looking at Guy Fieri menus. ┬áThis was really common for me to spend hours looking

Moving and Grooving My Jiggle In My Pakrat

Every chubby and fat chick knows what it’s like to be in the gym while people stare as you jiggle on the treadmill. Instead of focusing on your body you’re focusing on “am I jiggling too much?” and “shit, are all those people laughing at me?” We feel shame at the gym and we’re shamed if we don’t go to the gym. It makes taking care of your body pretty damn difficult when you’re shamed

Rocking The GabiFresh Milestone Bikini To Ring In My Bikiniversary

She Wore An Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Cactus Bikini Last year in March I was on vacation in San Diego. Not only that, but I had recently purchased a ballin out dope bikini from the GabiFresh x Swimsuitsforall 2016 line. On our last day in San Diego I finally worked up the courage to do a photoshoot in my beautiful fatkini. The whole entire shoot I was nervous as hell and embarrassed even though there

I’m Just Too Much For You… In My Isolated Heroes Sequin Duster

” I fucks with you ’til I realize I’m just too much for you. I’m just too much for you.” – Beyonce (because she knows everything) Some of us are wasting time being disingenuous, not to other people, but to ourselves. We worry “am I too much of this or not enough of that?” Well, the truth is for some people we are too much or not enough. That’s just how it goes. Instead of

Self Love Brings Beauty… and a lot of other cool stuff

Self love brings beauty When you’re caught up in everything that’s wrong with you then you can’t see everything that’s right with you. You see someone else’s success as a reflection of your failures. You see someone else’s beauty and wish you looked like them. Then maybe you’d be happy. DAMN, BUT FORGET THAT NOISE. One person’s beauty doesn’t define another’s beauty. None of us are made the same and comparing yourself to someone else’s

What the f@%# is that in my closet? Meow, a catsuit.

Jumpsuit, jumpsuit, jumpsuit them boys up to something It’s been staring at me for 83 weeks, or 19 months, every time I wake up and every time I go to bed. Just hanging there with its tags still on in between button down shirts I only wear when all my other shirts have sauce or Cheetos dust spilled on them. I kept meaning to wear it these past two years, but it just never happened

Ashley Graham’s Siren Red Swimsuit Brings Out The Sports Illustrated In Me

Long Live Ashley Graham “You would be pretty if you just lost some weight.” Oy, plus-size women have always been told that they can’t be sexy until they lose weight. Instead of appreciating what we have we’re told to reach for mostly unattainable body goals. We are warned our whole lives that life will be harder because of our size. And of course, plus-size women have always been told they can’t be swimsuit models. Well,

All Summer Sixteen Playing Dirty Not Clean In The GabiFresh Princess Fatkini

“You gon feel it now. I’m out here looking for revenge… all summer sixteen.” – Drake Drake pretty much set up the rules to own this summer so I had to follow them. Revenge? Looked for it and got it. As always, summer was busy busy busy because in Chicago we maximize the shiz out of the warm months. This summer I balled out, per usual, but this year felt different because I wasn’t crawling