Chubby Girl

This Human of New York

July 17, 2014

See this guy right there? That’s my dad. “Are you lonely?” “It’s been a lifetime of loneliness. I decided early on that I better get used to it. I go to movies by myself. If the movie theater is completely empty, I’m even happier. I learned early on that if I wanted to go to […]

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Go Curvy

June 26, 2014

I was crazy excited to be featured on the fabulous webseries, Go Curvy. Fashion, bodies, women… my three favorite things! Check out the episode below! Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Click here if you are having trouble viewing the show.

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Confidence… WE GOT THIS.

June 23, 2014

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 […]

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Dear Kate & Me

June 12, 2014

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 […]

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The Death of Pregnancy License

May 8, 2014

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 […]

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The Evolution of Swim Suit Confidence

March 10, 2014

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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Fat Girls in Bikinis… We’re Just Like You!

March 7, 2014

We love the sun. We love the water. We sometimes forget to shave that one strip on the back of our legs. And we worry like hell about what the other women at the beach think of us, because the honest to God truth is, forget the men, we judge each other the hardest.  There […]

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The Beauty of Entitlement

February 25, 2014

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 […]

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The Muse Project

January 14, 2014

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. […]

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House Rule: In These Bodies We Dance

December 16, 2013

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 […]

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