The Body Positive Movement Is Everywhere, But Is It For Everyone?  

The body positive movement helps us drastically change the way we perceive bodies in hopes of moving from a society where differences are ranked, to one where differences are celebrated. And in recent years this movement has exploded thanks to platforms like Instagram and Twitter, but as the market becomes saturated in content I fear…

The No BS Guide To Getting The Perfect Beach Body

Earlier this summer, a Refinery29 survey revealed  how women feel about their bodies, and among the more shocking revelations: 73% of respondents said that wearing a swimsuit at the pool or beach is one of the most stressful situations they face; nearly three in four reported they avoid the beach because of their body image. Sadly,…

How To Improve Your Body Image In A Beauty Obsessed Society

“Don’t let your mind bully your body.”   ~June Tamaso Wood Raise your hand if you’ve ever pinched your stomach for fat, compared yourself to someone else or felt inadequate after looking at social media and magazines. It’s okay, you’re not alone, my hand is raised too. When you live in a body that’s constantly labeled as…

11 Body Positive Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

Are you sick of seeing hashtags like #skinnyisperfect and #fitspiration on your Instagram feed while you struggle to keep your New Year “new you” self-love resolutions? Then it’s time for an Instagram makeover! Here’s eleven body positive Instagram accounts you should follow in order to jump-start your self-confidence and remember that no matter your size,…

Stylish Shoes For Women With Big Feet Do Exist

I can’t really remember a time in my life when I wasn’t frustrated with having big feet. The struggles for those of us who happen to have feet size 10 and up seem to be endless. From barely squeezing your feet through the opening of skinny jeans to finding a pair of comfortable shoes —…

2016 Queer Fashion Week

Recently, I was invited to attend DapperQ’s iD NYFW show at the Brooklyn Museum. I was super excited to get the invite, but bummed because I couldn’t make it. Lucky for you, and for me the shows producers Anita Dolce Vita, Deeba Zivari and Colette Lee Morales had the event beautifully photographed by Hannah Cohen. The…

Fashion For Every Body

If we don’t see ourselves reflected in the media or on fashion runways, how can we feel like valid members of society? As entire groups of people go on without representation, it feels like a purposeful erasure of your identity. But what if all that was different? What if the runways featured women of all shapes,…

The Not So Little Mermaid

Growing up, I took pride in being the not so typical girl, but my love for mermaids was the one exception. At the sheer mention of The Little Mermaid, I would swoon, sing, and dream of living under the sea. So you can imagine my excitement when Nora, the owner of Aquamermaid Chicago offered to…

How To Choose A Figure-Flattering Swimsuit

Whether you’re sitting pretty by the pool, or catching waves at the beach, choosing the right swimwear for your shape is crucial to your summer fun. Which is why I’m sharing the guide I use with clients to find the perfect figure flattering swimsuit.    Before you start shopping you’ll need to determine which shape your…

Body Courage

Playwright Danielle Pinnock conducted over 300 interviews in the U.S and UK in which she asked her subjects—of various ages, races, and genders—“How do you define beauty?” She transcribed those interviews, and studied the dialects, and reveals the characters in her one-woman show Body/Courage. For more than 80 minutes, Pinnock is the embodiment of multiple…