Loving You at Every Shape and Size

TW: weight, weight loss, scale, disordered eating, restricting It's not an overstatement or exaggeration to say that I have struggled with my weight my entire life. In fact, I think I was in the 8th grade the first time I joined Weight Watchers and started dieting. I'm sure I was one of the youngest people… Continue reading Loving You at Every Shape and Size

Thoughtful Thursday: Reclaiming My Time

By now you've likely heard about Congresswoman Maxine Waters famously and appropriately interrupting Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during last week's House Financial Services Committee meeting. If you haven't seen the video, I've linked it here, but essentially Maxine (we're now on a first name basis) asks a very clear and direct question that Mnuchin "responds"… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Reclaiming My Time

Motivational Monday: Embrace the New Moon and Celebrate New Beginnings

Happy Monday, friends! It has been exactly 101 days since my last post, and while I never intended to take a break, particularly one this long, I need you to know that it was needed in a way I didn't realize or expect. And it's probably no surprise that my return is one day after… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Embrace the New Moon and Celebrate New Beginnings

Wellness Wednesday: Black Girl in Om

A few weeks ago, I shared a list of my favorite podcasts and destination spots. Not too long after that post, a friend of mine pointed me towards another podcast, and I've been addicted ever since! Black Girl in Om is a new(ish) podcast and online publication dedicated to promoting wellness and building community and… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Black Girl in Om

Kermit Says: You Should Go & Love Yourself

    During my junior year of college, I took a course called "Representations of Women in the Media." It was such a transformative experience that forever changed the way I interacted with what I watched and listened to daily. Like most twenty-year-olds, I merely consumed media, ingesting it in all of its forms without… Continue reading Kermit Says: You Should Go & Love Yourself

Motivational Monday: Whale You Be Your Valentine?

    Happy Motivational Monday, friends! Oh, to be in love! The flowers, the candles, the chocolates, and heartfelt notes of adoration and appreciation, and what better day to receive such gifts from your significant other or Galentine than on Valentine's Day, right? Wrong! The problem isn't necessarily Valentine's Day, but the closer I get to… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Whale You Be Your Valentine?

Tuesday Tunesday: Celebrating You

  Happy Tunesday, friends! I hope everyone had a productive and reflective Martin Luther King Day yesterday. Much of my day was spent thinking about my life, who I am, and who I hope to become. And so much of my identity is undoubtedly tied to and shaped by every person I've encountered and ounce of… Continue reading Tuesday Tunesday: Celebrating You

Dear Kermit: Know Yourself, Know Your Worth

Happy Tuesday, friends! You know what time it is: it's time for another Dear Kermit... podcast (finally). Today's post is not a response to anyone's question, but perhaps a piece of advice from myself to myself. I'm sure today's post will touch on topics we can all relate to at some point or another: heartbreak, fear, pain,… Continue reading Dear Kermit: Know Yourself, Know Your Worth

Kermit’s Cup of Tea: Five January Favorites

January was one heck of a month. There were some tests and trials, yet through it all, despite it all, there were some beautiful moments of transformation that I am confident came to be only because of those few misadventures. While I’m thankful for the lessons, I’m also beyond glad January is over. Who needs… Continue reading Kermit’s Cup of Tea: Five January Favorites

Kermit Says: Check In

I’ve recently been obsessing over the British pop band One Direction. I just can’t stop listening to their music! Now don’t get me wrong, I haven’t been living under a rock. I’ve known about 1D for some time now, but if I’m being completely honest, I previously only paid attention to their looks (mmm…Zayn), and since… Continue reading Kermit Says: Check In