On Being Ugly

April 18, 2013

Just living is inherently beautiful. Amen.

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Dove Real beauty Sketch Campaign

April 16, 2013

What would your portrait look like?  

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Pardon Our Dust

April 2, 2013

Wonderful things are afoot. CGG will be back very soon, curvy as ever and chomping at the bit to feature you. Stay tuned!

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Plus Size Mom In A Bikini On National TV? Yes.

March 26, 2013

Yesterday, Brittany, Amber, and I spent the day prepping and being interviewed for a story to be aired on Good Morning America tomorrow. Why?, you ask. Because Brittany dared to show her plus size body in a bikini on the internet. After her post went viral, was syndicated on Huffington Post, and she was featured […]

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Females Just As Mathematically Capable As Males

March 25, 2013

When I was in junior high, my class was asked to write a paper analyzing the results of research we conducted independently. As 12-year-olds, our research wasn’t methodologically correct, but that wasn’t the point. We were supposed to get interested in a phenomenon and study it as best we could from start to finish. Budding […]

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Donut Ho: Easy Donut Holes Recipe

March 22, 2013

I did not grow up depression era, but as a participator in the organic food movement, I tend to hoard scraps and wallow in a puddle of “waste not, want not” when it comes to food. Bacon rinds get frozen to be tossed into bean soups. Chicken bones are hoarded in the freezer to become […]

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Redefining Fit: Why You Should Stop Dieting Right Now

March 20, 2013

There are a lot of diets out there. Like—a lot. So how do you know which one works best for you? Here’s a secret about all those pills and point systems and food restrictions: they work—if you stick to them. But after you get tired of no-carb, no-fun cauliflower pizza or detoxing once a week […]

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Triple Dare: Put On A Bikini, Take A Photo Of Yourself, Publish It On The Internet

March 18, 2013

When Brittany told me this weekend that she A) bought a few bikinis, B) was going to have her picture taken wearing said bikinis, and C) post those pictures on the internet, way too many emotions flowed through my heart. I love my dear friend, and because I love her, I was immediately D) scared […]

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Some Like It Curvy: The Ashley Madison Edition

March 15, 2013

I have this face. A face that says, “Tell me all of your secrets.” And this total stranger, sitting in the waiting room with me at my doctor’s office—she told me her biggest secret. I don’t know why I am going to tell you this, but I just need to tell a woman. Any woman. […]

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This Is Not A Code For “Fat.”

March 13, 2013

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