Are You Beautiful?

Do you believe that you're beautiful? I'm not talking about society's version of beauty but your personal definition.Are you beautiful?If that question made you uncomfortable, have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? I believe we have been taught to diminish our beauty just as we have been taught to diminish our worth. If someone…

Being Present in the Pain

When I was younger, I always wanted to be someone else. Younger me did not understand that her beliefs and thoughts about herself were holding her back from her true potential. Now that I'm older I understand that what we tell our selves, what we believe to be true, is the one thing that truly…

Love Yourself First

I follow Dr. Joshua Wolrich on Instagram. His posts mainly center around calling out diet culture and wanting us to improve our relationship with food.The other day one of his post/captions said something along the lines of "improve your relationship with food before you try to lose weight." My initial reaction was one of, "I…

Learning to Love My Body

"Since I was 17, I've always hated my body and it feels like my body's hated me. Can somebody find me a pill to make me unafraid of me."That's the first verse of P!nk's song "Happy" from her latest album, Hurts 2B Human. I was listening to "Courage," another great song off her newest album,…

A Style to Call Your Own

A few years back I saw a video by SyleLikeU. This mother-daughter duo has changed the way I view beauty and style.In high school I had to wear a uniform that consisted of either khaki or navy blue bottoms and white, blue, or green collard shirts. To say that most days I felt uncomfortable would…

10 Quotes on Beauty

"I wish every woman would learn to love herself and embrace what she was given naturally even her small imperfections. The point is to be healthy, feel good in your own skin, and play up your best assets. Whether you're short or tall, thick or thin, the beauty comes from how you carry yourself, how…

Stretch Mark Love

I was sitting at home the other day and looked down at my legs. I saw my stretch marks and there was nary a negative thought that ran through my mind about them. Whether you call them "tiger stripes," "roadmaps," or "mommy medals" your stretch marks are nothing to be ashamed of.I know we've been…

Weight Does Not Equal

Your weight does not determine your health or your beauty. I'm not sure I can say it enough.Let's say you want to lose fat and gain muscle. It is possible you will weigh the same in your before and after picture. Why? Because muscle is leaner than fat. If you replace 5lbs of fat with…

Are You #AerieReal?

I can't tell you the first time I heard of Aerie but they are my now my go-to bra and panty supplier. Their products are so comfy. But what sold me to this brand are the models they use and that their models are untouched. Let me repeat that: untouched. Real women with their real…

Your Body (Poem)

Society says size 0 is best But could you also have big booties and breasts? So we strive and we fumble and we try our best But try as we might we can't past the test. Your wants are unrealistic for this body of mine. And, frankly, I'm tired so I'm drawing a line. For…