One of the amazing women I follow is Dana "Hotpants." As I was scrolling through my Instagram feed I saw a post she made about a makeup removal party she held. In this Instagram post she talked about the Renfrew Research Center's study that found 49% of women feel unattractive without makeup. This made me want … Continue reading Barefaced Beauty
The title of this post is a bit misleading. This is more of a "brief synopsis... read this book cause it's great" than a review. Hopefully in my future book reviews I'll be better at writing an actual review. But I hope you find this useful and are inspired to read these book recommendations. As … Continue reading Book Review: Rising Strong
We are multifaceted creatures, walking paradoxes. We are on the hunt for true belonging. I am always fascinated by people like Amanda Palmer or Maya Angelou, people who have found "sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness." For most of my life I thought if I could fit … Continue reading True Belonging: Being Who You Are
If you could read the journals I kept from my college days, you would read about how I was never thin enough or how I ate too many calories or how proud I was if I succeeded in not eating or eating very little. The moment I started to fall down the rabbit hole of … Continue reading Body Positive
"I don't want to stand out anymore. Why can't I be like everyone else? Why does everyone else seem like they are confident while I'm over here faking it? Why can't I have a fucking conversation without my words fumbling out of my mouth? I sound like an idiot..." So were the thoughts of younger … Continue reading Finding the Beauty in Being Yourself
But in owning my story I find that I really never had faith myself - I had what I was taught about other people's faith.
When you get rejected, how soon do you get back up to face potential rejection again? I've interviewed for the same job in my current company four times. I was given the promotion after the first attempt, but due to unforeseen events, they decided to focus on my supervisor's development and got rid of the … Continue reading Overcoming Self-Doubt
So, it's the last day of 2017. I, like many others, have been taking this time at the end of the year to reflect on 2017 and to plan for 2018. I don't particularly remember what my mindset was at the start of the year but I know I didn't set any goals or clear … Continue reading Goodbye 2017
How can I inspire you to be vulnerable if I am not? How can I tell you that it is okay to live your truth, that you will be loved, if I do not live it fully myself?
Growing up multi-racial is amazing (in my most honest of opinions). However, there is a question that many of us experience over and over again that makes me cringe...