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  Body Positivity, Eating Disorders, Fatshion, Feminism, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Personal

Fatshion: Little Black Dress

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Hi friends! How are you all doing this week? My life changed big time in the last few weeks but I’ll tell you more about that in a bit. I wore this outfit to the Claremont Zine Fest and then afterwards, to dinner with my dear femme friend Jo (who took these photos). The zine fest was a lot of fun. I really enjoy “smaller” zine fests because they feel more communal and you get more of a chance to connect with the people buying your zines. I sold a lot, saw some  ...

  Awareness, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Other, Personal

5 Steps to Craft the Life of Your Dreams

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StoKColdBrew #CollectiveBias Friends! I have an amazing inspiring post in store for you that will teach you how to transform your life into the one you want to live! How do I know it works? Because I am literally in the process of doing it myself. I get a little help here and there with staying motivated. One of my favorite easy ways to stay strong and motivated is with coffee, especially SToK™ coffee. I’m going to tell you more about it but first let me tell you about how  ...

  Awareness, Body Positivity, Eating Disorders, Fatshion, Feminism, Mental Health, Personal

Other Places I’ve Been Lately

Hi friends! I’ve been all over the internet lately! But before I tell you about that, I wanted to thank my friend, Ava Alamshah for the photo above. She’s taken photos of me for my blog before but this is one of my favorite photos of myself ever – it captures my style perfectly and showcases my femme sexuality as I touched up my lipstick. I’m crushin’ on myself here! Be sure to check out the rest of her photos – she’s an amazing photographer. In other news, I recently wrote up a piece for Stigma Fighters about my history of bulimia  ...

  Awareness, Feminism, Lifestyle, New York, Travel

Visiting the Brooklyn Museum

Back in July when I went to BlogHer15 in New York, I did a lot of exploring of the city on my own. I was really worried about it initially since it was my first time in New York but to tell the truth, I enjoyed my time alone exploring SO MUCH – especially as a contrast to the busy crowded but wonderful conference. One of the places I explored was the Brooklyn Museum. I spent most of my time in Brooklyn and I absolutely adored it. It’s a beautiful culturally rich place. The Brooklyn Museum reflected that quite a bit! The lithograph above is by the Guerrilla Girls and is part of  ...

  Body Positivity, Everywhere Else, Feminism, Lifestyle, Personal, Travel

That Time I Was a VOTY Honoree at BlogHer15

Hi friends!! So I know technically Blogher ’15 was back in July but I know you still wanna hear about my experience, right? Especially since you helped me get there! This was my first time at BlogHer and in New York so it was an entirely new experience for me all around. I’ve been to plenty of blogger events around Southern California but nothing like Blogher which was huge! I attended my way, which meant I skipped a lot of the panels and only attended the ones that interested me. Two of my favorite panels were the Storytelling from the LGBTQ POV and the Storytelling About  ...

  Awareness, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Personal, Pop Culture

When Horror Helps with Loss, Trauma, and Grief

cw: childhood abuse, sexual abuse, death Hey friends! Halloween is almost here and that means it’s been horror movie central all over TV and movie theaters. That alone makes October one of my favorite months and it should come as no surprise that Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love all things spooky – I always have, and when I say always, I mean always. I saw my first horror movie when I was four-years-old. Thanks cousins! 😉 I realize it takes a special person to appreciate horror movies. Not everyone likes being scared, seeing graphic gore or violence, or wants to think  ...

  Awareness, Feminism, Mental Health

In Defense of Emotional Over-Sharing

The topic of emotional over-sharing has come up a lot lately in my circles. I have always been a fan of honesty and openness but I am encountering people who go out of their way to warn me that they over-share or who shame other over-sharers. My friends are apologizing in advance for over-sharing. Other people are shaming people for talking about hardships in their lives. When people criticize over-sharing, they typically mean saying too many “personal” things or too many “negative” things. I get it. I do. I know people are put off by it. We are conditioned to  ...

  Awareness, Feminism, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Other, Personal

This Is What Community Care Looks Like

Depression: 1, Social Life: 0 This has been my favorite place lately. I mean, my bed is a safe place for me always but sometimes, like lately, I need that safety more than other times. My depression has stolen my life for the past few months. I have no energy. I have a million things I need and want to do but none of it happens because getting out of bed feels literally painful. I have days where I work in bed or sometimes just lay there, drifting in and out of sleep, reading, or writing while in bed. Sometimes I will move to the couch and work, read, or watch tv there. Sometimes there  ...

  Awareness, Mental Health, Personal

Depression Isn’t Just About the Sads

I haven’t been blogging much over the past few months. This is why. I am trying to take big steps to get better but that takes a lot of energy that I don’t have very often lately. Just writing this post had me in tears and was a big wake up call for how *in it* I currently am. It’s hard to deny that you’re not ok when you see all of your symptoms in one place, you know? The saddest thing is that I could have kept going and kept listing things. If you’ve been depressed, you know how it goes.  And even though it feels super expose-y to me, I’m sharing  ...

  Awareness, Body Positivity, Fatshion, Feminism, Personal

Fatshion: Those Leggings Again

Friends, I have been in the biggest slump over the past few months ever. And by slump, I mean my chronic depression has taken a big toll on my life and I am slowly trying to come out of it. I will be posting a bunch of photos and things that I took months ago but you still want to see them right? My spring outfits can work for fall too, right? I really appreciate you all hanging around and not forgetting about me. And I love your support and shares and comments too. ♥ But yes, on to some fat fashion! But so about these leggings. I just shared a similar outfit the other day (florals with  ...