Keeping My Mind Right Through Weight Loss/Gain, Dating, And Everything In Between

Keeping My Mind Right Through Weight Loss/Gain, Dating, And Everything In Between

It's always driven me nuts that the first thing most people judge you on in this world is your looks and appearance. "You look like you've lost weight!" Or rather, *stark silence after an up down full body stare is done on your body by a relative and you're already feeling a little bloated.* It's [...]

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What Is Body Neutrality, & Should We All Be Practicing It?

What Is Body Neutrality, & Should We All Be Practicing It?

If you follow and read my blog, you know I'm always talking about being body positive. But recently, I've dug into a new, similar concept called 'body neutrality.' But what is body neutrality, and should we be practicing it? I did some research, and the short answer is... absolutely. Essentially, body neutrality aims to encourage [...]

Nike’s Plus Size Mannequin Makes a Bold Statement, But Why Is It Bold?

Nike’s Plus Size Mannequin Makes a Bold Statement, But Why Is It Bold?

If you haven't seen it flooded in your social media feeds, this week news broke of Nike adding "plus size" mannequins to its flagship London store display.  Mostly, I've seen positive reactions on social media, with people commending them for putting these (very common) body types on display. I'm happy about it too. But I'm also [...]

How Self Care Extends Into Loving Our Bodies; Plus My Favorite Ways To Practice It

How Self Care Extends Into Loving Our Bodies; Plus My Favorite Ways To Practice It

Self care is a loaded term and means different things to different people. I'm going to be honest, I used to kind of abuse the term self care, and use it as an excuse to "treat myself." I've found there's a healthier way to treat myself, in addition to my self care's strong connection to loving [...]

Inspirational Interview with Guest, Chicago Fitness Instructor Haley Gunst

Inspirational Interview with Guest, Chicago Fitness Instructor Haley Gunst

“The Curve Confessions by Kenzie is a movement inspiring women to find happiness in ourselves, no matter our size or shape; rock the skin we’re in with confidence; openly discuss body image issues we see in the world; and create a safe space where we all feel accepted.” I started this new interview series featuring [...]

Inspirational Interview with Guest, Chicago Fitness Instructor Lauren Zerante

Inspirational Interview with Guest, Chicago Fitness Instructor Lauren Zerante

"The Curve Confessions by Kenzie is a movement inspiring women to find happiness in ourselves, no matter our size or shape; rock the skin we're in with confidence; openly discuss body image issues we see in the world; and create a safe space where we all feel accepted." I can speak to the fact that [...]

Traveling Solo: What I Learned and Why Everyone Should Do It

Traveling Solo: What I Learned and Why Everyone Should Do It

Studying abroad is something I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to do in college. I studied a semester in Verona, Italy and it was an absolutely life changing experience.  I definitely got the experience of going out of my comfort zone by being in a different country, speaking a different language, and meeting [...]

The Recent Step I Took To Get Out Of My Comfort Zone And Chase My Happiness And Dreams

The Recent Step I Took To Get Out Of My Comfort Zone And Chase My Happiness And Dreams

The past few weeks have been unconventional (and exciting) to say the least, because I kind of did a thing - I quit my job that I've been at for the past four years. Let's start from the beginning of my career. I've been working since I graduated college, which was almost five years ago. [...]

How Trying New Workouts Can Boost Your Confidence

How Trying New Workouts Can Boost Your Confidence

Working out can be an intimidating thing – whether it’s at a gym or specific workout studio – we’ve all felt “gym intimidation” before. By trying something new and unknown, you’re putting yourself out there; where you’ll be around people you don’t know, around people who have different bodies than you, and who might just [...]

Why We Should All Think Twice Before Giving the “Skinny” Compliment

Why We Should All Think Twice Before Giving the “Skinny” Compliment

Coming from someone who’s struggled with body image my entire life, I have SO many thoughts on the skinny compliment. “You look so skinny” - we’ve all heard it, said it, or maybe even received it – but in my opinion, it can actually be a terrible compliment. Here’s why. First of all, I think the skinny compliment instinctively [...]

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Why We All Need to Get Behind the #ComeAsYouAre Campaign

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Why We All Need to Get Behind the #ComeAsYouAre Campaign

If you’re unfamiliar with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), this week is a great time to get familiar. NEDA is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people and families affected by eating disorders – and from February 25 through March 3 (coined National Eating Disorders Awareness Week) – they’re raising awareness of eating [...]

Valentine’s Day Confession: The (Good and Bad) Reality of Being Single as a Pringle

Valentine’s Day Confession: The (Good and Bad) Reality of Being Single as a Pringle

“Are you dating anyone?” Ah, the dreaded question at every family party or catch up with a friend that has me thinking on my feet – will it be a witty response about my pure singleness, or a serious rundown of my near nonexistent flings on dating apps? Ask me and find out! 😉 Valentine’s [...]

These three celebrities are talking body image and I’m SO here for it

These three celebrities are talking body image and I’m SO here for it

Well, hello everyone. It’s been a bit since I’ve written a blog post… I’m excited to be back! Side note from this blog, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my blog and how to spice things up and bring more updates to you all. Without getting into too much detail… get ready for [...]

Social Media’s Negative Effects on Body Image – And What We Can Do About It

Social Media’s Negative Effects on Body Image – And What We Can Do About It

Have you ever felt bad about your body after scrolling your social media feeds before? Unfortunately, my hunch is that a lot of us would answer ‘yes’ to this question. And a new study from WebMD draws the same conclusion, as the findings show women are less likely to be happy with their bodies if [...]

Easy Ways to Practice Self-Love – and why it’s So Important

Easy Ways to Practice Self-Love – and why it’s So Important

Ah, self-love. Something that the hustle and bustle of our lives – a busy schedule, crazy work week, or stressful situations in our personal lives – can quickly try to ignore or diminish. Well I’m here as your little reminder to take a moment, reflect on how your week (or life) is going, and give [...]