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How I Fell in Love with My City (Finally)

From 1986 until 2013 - My home was San Diego, California. Moving to Raleigh, NC in 2013 was one of the biggest changes of my life. I won't lie, the transition was really hard. I longed to return to San Diego any chance I had. In short, I didn't see Raleigh as "home." I considered… Continue reading How I Fell in Love with My City (Finally)

Facebook Has a Harassment Problem

When did the social media giant become the enabler of harassment? I've been on Facebook for over a decade now. I've seen watched it evolve from "The Facebook" in college to what it is today. I remember freshman year of college when my friend told me how I needed to join this awesome website. I… Continue reading Facebook Has a Harassment Problem

“You Should Be Grateful for the Attention”

Trigger Warning: Rape, sexual assault Bill Maher is in the headlines for more insensitive comments, this time against overweight people. His idea of how "fat shaming needs to make a comeback" as a way to combat the growing obesity epidemic isn't a solution. It's perpetuating an ongoing issue that fat people need and deserve to… Continue reading “You Should Be Grateful for the Attention”

Why This Fat Chick Is Wearing a Two-Piece Swimsuit

From the time I was little, I was always aware that I was overweight. Well, that’s what it was called when I was younger. Today, I look back at photos from the time and thought, “I really wasn’t fat.” As my body grew and changed, I knew I had to cover up my thighs, my… Continue reading Why This Fat Chick Is Wearing a Two-Piece Swimsuit

My Favorite Keto and Low Carb Recipes

If you've been following my Facebook or Instagram, you're probably aware that I've become more serious about a low-carb lifestyle. I suppose you could call it "lazy keto" since I'm only counting carbs and not worried about the macros (yet). I'm not doing this because I want to lose weight. Nothing else was lowering my… Continue reading My Favorite Keto and Low Carb Recipes

She’s Got Nothing to Prove: Being a Woman in Fandom

This past weekend, I spent time with wonderful people at ConCarolinas 2019/Deep South Con 57. I did something I had never done before. I got emotional during a panel. The panel was “She’s Got Nothing to Prove” and I was one of several amazing women who participated. Being a female in fandom is a wonderful… Continue reading She’s Got Nothing to Prove: Being a Woman in Fandom

Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger Me, You're focused on a lot of things right now, like your next Disneyland trip, Hanson, figure skating, karate, visitations with dad, and Sailor Moon. I know you're dealing with some really messed up things at home. If I could go back in time and give you this letter, this is what I… Continue reading Dear Younger Me