• Body,  Self

    How to Accept that Body Positivity is for You

    I think the biggest misconception about body positivity is that it’s for a certain type of body. I have had so many women of all shapes and sizes message me saying that they feel like it’s not for them or that they don’t feel like they can promote it or be part of it because they’re not fat. And this tells me that something is going wrong and that we need to check ourselves and make sure that we’re including everyBODY. I understand that the movement is predominantly promoted by fat people but that’s all the more reason why we need you! We need to spread the love to all…

  • Fashion

    Where I’ve been shopping for plus size clothing

    As plus size women, we have an unspoken fashion bond, when finding something that fits like a glove we want to tell each other or when we spot a store stocking some cute items we feel like we want to spread the word because that’s hard to come by sometimes. Or is that just me? Either way, I thought I would do a “where I’m shopping” post every 2 months or so to keep you updated on where I am finding what. Pep I have been doing majority of my shopping at Pep for the last two months. I am just finding that their clothing is so suitable to my…

  • Body

    Dear Body Shamer

    I wish you would think, I wish you would think before you say something about somebody else’s appearance. I wish you would think about how deeply the words you say can hurt and impact someone else. I wish you would think about how you would feel hearing those words that are on the tip of your tongue. I wish you would imagine the anger and pain you would feel if your child looked into your eyes with tears in theirs because someone has body shamed them. We all look in the mirror and more often than not don’t like what we see. We find the smallest things to critique. We…

  • Uncategorized

    Does it spark joy?

    It’s the question on everyone’s lips after Marie Kondo hit Netflix like a storm and changed our lives. The idea is to declutter and ask yourself those 4 simple words before deciding whether to keep something or get rid of it. Seems simple when you’re in the darkest corners of your cupboards and come across old school books but not so easy when you stop reviewing things and start reviewing life. So in collaboration with Simone from An Ordinary Gal we want to encourage you to declutter your life using Marie Kondo’s methods. I’m going to share with you what I have done to reach a place of joy I’ve…

  • Mind

    Ways to have a conversation about your mental health

    Anyone who suffers with a mental illness knows how hard it can be to open up about it, to start a conversation and to put the words together to let someone know exactly how you’re feeling. Here’s the thing, the words don’t need to make sense because mental health doesn’t always make sense. But what does make sense is to speak about it when you need to (sometimes we don’t want or need to, but sometimes we do). I am fortunate enough to know a lot of my triggers, I am fortunate enough to have a great support system and I am just one of those people who prefers to…