Confidence… WE GOT THIS.

By |2017-06-14T12:47:03-04:00June 23rd, 2014|Body, Friendship|

There is a box at the very top of my closet full of photographs. Remember those? Archaic artifacts from a time when we needed our memories to be tangible and red-eyed. The box is deceiving. While the photos weigh mere ounces, the collection itself contains hundreds of pounds gained and lost and gained again. Glossy [...]

When the Internet Steals Your Pictures

By |2017-06-14T12:47:54-04:00June 13th, 2014|Body, My Life|

First of all, if you came here via a search like "OMG SOMEONE STOLE MY PHOTO ONLINE!?," this is awkward, but I actually have no real advice for you outside of procuring a lawyer and having them handle all the legal crap. Way easier. Also, maybe go see Maleficent twice in a 5 day span [...]

Dear Kate & Me

By |2017-06-14T11:51:13-04:00June 12th, 2014|Body, Bras & Panties, Fashion|

Dear Kate, A few months ago I walked in the pouring rain through Chinatown and Little Italy to McNally-Jackson bookstore just before 6am, and without a stitch of make up or hair spray, I took off my pants and shopped in my underpants.  It was one of my most favorite days.  Brittany I can say [...]

The Death of Pregnancy License

By |2017-06-14T12:49:13-04:00May 8th, 2014|Body, Fat Girl Walking|

Opening this text window feels weird, but also like home. So like weird home. Or, you know, normal home, because what home isn't weird? Anyways, here we are together, on the internet. First of all, I have book mono. It's a legitimate thing. You get it one of two ways. From open mouth kissing your [...]

The Evolution of Swimsuit Confidence

By |2017-06-14T11:52:39-04:00March 10th, 2014|Body, Fashion, Swim|

So Friday I did my own personal equivalent of the polar bear plunge, and put up the yearly photo of me in a bathing suit, nay.. a bikini, and it's become one of my favorite traditions. It's like a starter gun to my spring/summer self esteem, which needs to top off at a higher level [...]

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The Beauty of Entitlement

By |2017-06-14T12:50:57-04:00February 25th, 2014|Body|

Yesterday was not a pretty day. I was not feeling it. I was not feeling it at all. I was getting ready for an event and none of my clothes were agreeing with me. Mountains of them all over the closet in protest. Big fucking piles of nope. And since I've been riding high on [...]

The Muse Project

By |2017-06-14T11:55:26-04:00January 14th, 2014|Body, Bras & Panties, Dresses, Fashion|

When you are plus size and have self esteem issues, it's not uncommon to hate January 1st. Once I eventually got past the dread of imminent resolution failure and looming hyper-inadequacy, I tabled New Years as nothing more than the passing of a calendar year. No more resolutions. No more unreachable standards. No more change. [...]

House Rule: In These Bodies We Dance

By |2017-06-14T13:42:12-04:00December 16th, 2013|Body, Parenting|

How do I teach my daughter to love her body? Good question, I don't know. It's actually terrifying. I have no experience liking my body before age 29. I failed in elementary school. I bombed in high school. College was a blurry mess. I can't sit here and pretend to have any idea how to [...]