My Opinion on Beauty Pageants as a Plus Size Woman

This may come across as a surprise, but I love watching beauty pageants. From Miss USA to cheering on my friends in the local pageant scene, I'll support my friends and the incredible women that grace the stage. Organizations like Miss USA and Miss America have come a long way since they started. But they… Continue reading My Opinion on Beauty Pageants as a Plus Size Woman

“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

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

Go Ahead, Just Live

January 30th is not my favorite day. It's a bit odd to think that it's been 3 years since my mom died. A lot of things have happened in the last three years; I became a published author, got back onstage, found myself in a serious relationship, started working from home, and moving forward with… Continue reading Go Ahead, Just Live

Be the Phoenix

It's hard sometimes to swallow words when someone praises a person who hurt you so much. Of course, that someone doesn't know the back story so it's not on them.   This person took away my self-confidence and safe space. Since that person did what they did to me, I'm always looking over my shoulder,… Continue reading Be the Phoenix