Curvy Icon Infatuation: Instagram Edition

December 16, 2013

I have a voyeuristic love affair with Instagram. Unlike twitter, which often feels cold and limited to brevity, Instagram gives me an intimate front row seat to captured moments of your day. From what you ate to what you wore, I’m provided with a feed full of shared ideas and creativity. It’s become my go-to […]

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Teaching Sex Without Shame

November 12, 2013

I never thought, as the mother of a three year old boy, that I’d have to spend so much time angrily fighting for his future right to explore his sexuality without judgment. Sadly, the internet is full of articles shaming teenage girls for taking selfies in their bedrooms, arguing that homosexuality is a choice, and, […]

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Curvy Girl Makeover: Tamara

September 30, 2013

Last week, I headed to Seattle. The land of fresh seafood, Chihuly, coffee and Tamara. This is Tamara. I thought selecting a recipient for a Curvy Girl Makeover would be easier the second time around. It wasn’t. Not even a little. I want to dress you all. All of you. But, this time I could […]

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Upcoming Curvy Girl Makeovers

September 24, 2013

Hotel robe and take-out sushi, thanks for the welcome, Seattle, I love you already! I am writing this from Seattle, on the day before another Curvy Girl Makeover, and it feels like Christmas Eve. Which only reinforces that I don’t want this feeling to end, so I’ve decided to not let it. Is it hard […]

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Your Body, Sex & Self Esteem

September 15, 2013

You want to see amazing women REALLY talking about our body issues? This is the video. I loved this conversation, and one of you is going to have to come over to my house right now, because I need to high five this shit out pronto. If you have trouble viewing this video, click here! […]

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Curvy Girl Seattle!

August 28, 2013

It’s that time again! Remember Sarah and her stunning transformation? I’m joining forces once again with the fabulous folks at Rivet & Sway to offer another curvy makeover, and this time, we’re doing it on their home turf… watch out Seattle, I’m coming for you! FIRST: If you are in the Seattle area, over a size […]

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Recovering Skinny B*tch

August 2, 2013

Hi. I’m Amber. I’m a recovering Skinny Bitch. And by recovering, I mean, I live shakily in a tipsy world choosing whether to be a kind, open human being or a bite-your-head-off, snarky asshole. I’m 5’1”. I weigh 135 pounds. I’m a size 6, unless it’s winter and my workouts have taken a hit, then I slide into […]

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Mary Lambert

July 31, 2013

In light of my recent addiction to slam poetry and the spoken word, my friend Patrick recently turned me on to Seattle-based artist, Mary Lambert. Who I unknowingly already adored from her work on the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis album, The Heist (she is the brilliant voice featured in their soul-aching anthem, Same Love). Lambert […]

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Amanda Palmer vs. UK Daily Mail

July 15, 2013

Musician Amanda Palmer was recently featured in a June 28th article of The UK Daily Mail. It was in response to one of her recent performances, and instead of talking about that, they instead did a highly educational piece (complete with graphic photo), on Palmer’s appearance and subsequent wardrobe malfunction. Unfortunately for them, she responded. […]

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