Keys in life, Plus-size Community, Woman-hood

More Tea; What’s Wrong with the Term “Plus-size?”

Sometimes I wonder if I live in a mental bubble. I say this because I tend to disagree with the masses more often than not – and this trend holds true with my thoughts on the term “plus-size.” The phrase is defined as being larger than the normal range. Um – what is “the normal range?” Regardless of how… Read More More Tea; What’s Wrong with the Term “Plus-size?”

Keys in life, Love & Happiness

Being You Requires Compromising Elsewhere

Over the past few weeks I have been focusing on personal betterment by identifying my issues. I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions that it is my desire to inspire and encourage others through the words that I write. Even though I consider blogging as a creative outlet and a vehicle to hopefully help others, I often… Read More Being You Requires Compromising Elsewhere

Plus-size Community

Is Fat Truly a Bad Word or Have We Been Taught to Believe It Is?

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is one of the biggest lies ever told. I learned to use the phrase in hopes to combat the hurtful words of children. I recall reciting the above idiom while I fought back tears from what someone said to me. In most… Read More Is Fat Truly a Bad Word or Have We Been Taught to Believe It Is?

Plus-size Community

I Don’t Get the “Plus-size Problems All Plus-size Women Understand” Lists – So, I Created One

Don’t get me wrong, I am all for expression and sharing opinions – I do it too. But, I just don’t get a lot of the so-called plus-size problems. I realize we all have different perspectives on life and experiences. However, I saw a lot of the same “problems” listed on more than one blog… Read More I Don’t Get the “Plus-size Problems All Plus-size Women Understand” Lists – So, I Created One

Fashionista, Plus-size Community

Falling for Fall; The Buxom Beauty’s Autumn Season Favorites

Summer officially ends on Friday, September 22nd, and soon it will be time for sweaters, jackets and boots. When it comes to seasonal fashion, fall is my favorite time of year. There is so much versatility in layering to accommodate the cooler weather. From cardigans to blazers and printed tights with skirts – the varying looks… Read More Falling for Fall; The Buxom Beauty’s Autumn Season Favorites

Keys in life

I Eat Wings With a Knife and Fork

“Don’t be afraid to shine. Your light can encourage someone else to do the same.” – The Buxom Beauty Last week I attended a training course for work that involved those dreaded “team exercises.” I consider myself to be a people person and I have no issues with working as a team – well, at… Read More I Eat Wings With a Knife and Fork

Keys in life

Happy Birthday Towanda, Another Year Older Another Year Wiser; The Evolution of Me

From time to time I like to read my blog posts and reflect on the words I’ve written. In some cases I still agree with the thoughts I had during the time I captured them, but there are some where I see how I have evolved. The word evolve means to develop gradually, and what time… Read More Happy Birthday Towanda, Another Year Older Another Year Wiser; The Evolution of Me

Love & Happiness

Why?

Sometimes it is good to reflect on why. The question why can help us arrive at a reason or explanation for several things in life. There are times when I ponder over why I created this blog and whether I should continue. But, there is a double-edged sword that always seems to arise when I ask… Read More Why?

Plus-size Community

A Role Model in the District: An Interview with Mickey Armstrong

District of Curves has become an awesome vehicle for models, designers, retailers, and bloggers in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, and I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing the founder, Mickey Armstrong. Check out our conversation. 1. What motivated you to create District of Curves? I created DOC for a number of reasons.  As a… Read More A Role Model in the District: An Interview with Mickey Armstrong

Plus-size Community

From Unseen to #Plusvisibility: The Power of Community

In general, our society has had the tendency to shun “the big girl.” It is true that in recent years we have slowly become a part of mainstream and some avenues of fashion and entertainment have started to embrace our beauty. The message of beauty at any size is being sent through social media, television,… Read More From Unseen to #Plusvisibility: The Power of Community