Overcoming The Trauma of an Abortion

… When I found out that I was pregnant, I knew immediately that I had to have an abortion. I struggled with the idea and wrestled with my intense desire to be a mother. You see, there are few things that I know I am meant to do in life.  I do know that I…

Utilizing Social Media to Upgrade Your Self-Esteem

(First published on Wear Your Voice Magazine 2015) I am one of the lucky fat women. I have a strong core of like-minded (and bodied) female friends, even if they are flung across the States and the rest of the world. I have a mate whom I am incredibly attracted to. I know where to…

Crystal Carmen: Beauty Entrepreneur and Total Bad Ass

(Originally published 6/12/15 at Wear Your Voice) Last night I had the honor of speaking with Crystal Carmen, founder of Pink Stiletto cosmetics. Hailing from Queens and now residing in Philly, this woman is seriously the stuff dreams are made of: she is an integral part of the plus size fashion scene along the eastern…