This Bestie Instagram Account Promoting Body Positivity is Everything 

A few months ago, an Australian-based model named Georgia Gibbs posted what she thought was a normal photo of her and her best friend, Kate Wasley, on Instagram. What she soon realized is that commenters would take to Instagram to accuse her of photoshopping the image to make her friend look bigger (okay, people are … Continue reading This Bestie Instagram Account Promoting Body Positivity is Everything 

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How I Feel About Lady Gaga’s Body Shamers

Let's kick this post off with some positives - Lady Gaga absolutely slayed the half time show last night. She's so talented, looked amazing, and her songs are fire. Not going to lie, she totally inspired me for those 12 minutes. She's just a really cool, artistic person and sends a great message (Born This … Continue reading How I Feel About Lady Gaga’s Body Shamers

The Media’s Photoshop Problem – and this Lane Bryant Model’s Perfect Photo Clap Back

Scrolling through my social media feeds and flipping through magazines, I’ve questioned my fair share of photos for their authenticity. Airbrushing, tightening, whitening, and everything in between HAPPENS, and probably a lot more than we think. We all look at these perfect people depicted in magazines or on Instagram gawking at them, but do we … Continue reading The Media’s Photoshop Problem – and this Lane Bryant Model’s Perfect Photo Clap Back

Selena Gomez’s Powerful AMA Acceptance Speech

If you missed the American Music Awards and Selena Gomez’s acceptance speech for Favorite Female Artist last night – she just got real. If you didn’t know, Selena recently had to take a break from everything for self-recovery (including canceling shows in her Revival Tour), due to her struggles with depression and anxiety. She says … Continue reading Selena Gomez’s Powerful AMA Acceptance Speech

“Surround yourself with people who want to see you grow”

Okay, so at this point you guys have to know I love quotes (yep, I'm pretty cheesy). This quote is compliments of the Vallette Cleaners sign in my hometown - but it couldn't be more true and completely stuck with me this past week. So heck, why not do a post focused on it? Since … Continue reading “Surround yourself with people who want to see you grow”

Refinery 29’s Moving Campaign: #SeeThe67

Meet the invisible majority. 67% of American women are plus-size (considered size 14 and up), but they make up less than 2% of the images we see in mainstream media. Refinery 29 is making an effort to change that. If you’re unfamiliar, Refinery 29 is an online lifestyle site focused on fashion, beauty and style. … Continue reading Refinery 29’s Moving Campaign: #SeeThe67

Coffee Break: Shamed If I do, Shamed If I don’t 

“To some I’m too curvy. To others I’m too tall, too busty, too loud, and, now, too small — too much, but at the same time not enough. When I post a photo from a ‘good angle,’ I receive criticism for looking smaller and selling out. When I post photos showing my cellulite, stretch marks, … Continue reading Coffee Break: Shamed If I do, Shamed If I don’t