I just want to know, what does it look like to live in a society in which a woman’s body is really hers, not the land of men’s Manifest Destiny fantasies. What’s a world in which Bill Cosby’s TV legacy doesn’t take precedence over justice? What’s a world in which a girl’s breast don’t have to be burned to protect her from predatory men?
“unconditional love is love that is accountable, and hold you accountable” Tiq Milan
Ten year-old Egypt Ufele is a 5th grader who constantly got bullied by her peers because of her weight. In response, she created a clothing line for plus-sized women and … Continue Reading The Business Advice that Will Empower You: Day 19 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
Michelle “Shot Put Diva” Carter, Meng Suping and Alexa Moreno Show us That Representation Matters. Day 15 of #31DaysOfSelfCompassion.
Note however, that athletic prowess should not be an indicator of how much respect we should give heavier people. A person shouldn’t have to do a handstand or squat 200 pounds in front of you to demonstrate why they deserve basic human courtesy.
“Why is Gaby Douglas’ hair still not combed”? “If Gaby got her edges right, she’d perform with excellence”. These are 2 of one too many comments about Olympic Champion Gaby … Continue Reading Forget Beauty, Start Living: Day 10 of #31daysofSelfCompassion
I even remember going shopping once so I could get clothes in the favorite color of a guy I was trying to impress. Don’t judge me. I was young and … Continue Reading Losing Yourself To Find Yourself: Day 6 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
Yes it’s true, good things can happen to you too.
I was scrolling Through Medium a few weeks ago, when I stumbled on an article titled “Stop Trying to Inspire me”. The author was experiencing a sort of positivity fatigue, … Continue Reading I Don’t Want to Inspire You
Here is to allowing short skirts and intelligence to exist in the same body
On his way out of court, Daniel Holtzclaw can be seen mouthing to the jury, “How could you do this”? This phrase perfectly encapsulates the tragedy of this case, because … Continue Reading The Case of Daniel Holtzclaw: Respectability Politics Are An Act of Violence
Ashley Curry can absolutely wear what she pleases and I am here in solidarity, supporting her choices. But you can be sure that my solidarity extends to all women as well. All of us in our burquas, jeans, hijabs, thongs and clear heels, pantsuits or birthday suits, booty shorts or maxi dresses. #yesallwomen.
A few month ago, a video of a woman recording all the men who catcalled her went viral, sparking a conversation about catcalling as sexual harassment. Participating in this conversation … Continue Reading These Are The Conversations We Wish Men Would Have About Women