Conversation With Andie Meadows, Photographer Behind Queer Visibility Project Queens Who Bathe

Dear Instagram thank you for introducing me to Andie Meadows, the fierce photographer behind the queer visibility project, Queens Who Bathe. Andie uses her keen eye not only to authentically capture people but also to empower them and cultivate relationships. Plus she always has the deets on all things queer in Chicago. So without further…

How To Rock A Not So Basic Little Black Dress

If the little black dress is your go-to party outfit and you’ve run out of sneaky little ways to revamp it then it’s definitely time to try one with a bit more pizazz. For this style challenge I did a little online shopping at Boohoo and found this floral plus size smock dress and I couldn’t be happier…

Did You Know There’s Only One Mattress Made With Your Plus Size Body In Mind?

So, about a year ago, I started sharing my self-care journey with you, my obsession with getting better sleep, and some of the things I do and use to make this happen. Well, today, I am extremely EXCITED to tell you that with the recent invention of Big Fig Mattresses, I can finally check finding the…

3 Years of Blogging + 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started

There is a misconception that you can start a blog, post content, and be successful. If only that were true. Unfortunately being a successful blogger takes a lot more than just writing a post every week and calling it a day. The most successful bloggers are out there promoting their posts and building a brand….

Did you hear about the DREAM BIG Curvy Girl Fashion & Beauty Conference?

Hey girl, hey! Did you know I’ll be speaking this Saturday at the Midwest’s very first DREAM BIG: CurvyGirl Fashion & Beauty Conference? I am THRILLED to team up with Alysse of Ready To Stare, Amber of Style Plus Curves, Natalie of Natalie In The City, Sierra of Eclectic Kurves, and Marcy of Fearlessly Just…

5 Fantastic Cocktails You Need To Try This Fall

Bring it on, fall. It’s officially time to put up your short shorts and dig out your sweaters. If you are anything like me, that also means you will need a drink to smooth over the transition. But if you love fall, chances are you’re all about the seasonal celebratory drinks. Whatever the reason you…

A Broke Girls Guide To Self-Care

Self-care on any budget is possible. In fact, most acts of self-care don’t cost a thing. Self-care is simply the practice of treating yourself with enough respect that you honor and fulfill your own needs as they arise. Self-care isn’t something that you can just put off until you have more time or money. Your…

A Magical Ride: Review of Disney Musical Aladdin On Broadway In Chicago

  Thanks to my blogger boo, Jaye of Curvatude and Disney Theatrical Group, I was lucky enough to lounge around The Cadillac Palace Theatre last week prior to viewing Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway in Chicago. Among the group was the production’s company manager, Michael Height who shared his excitement for the show and asked if it was our…

Top 10 Takeaways From Blavity’s #EmpowerHer17 Conference

Hey Girl, Hey! How you doing? I’m still recovering from this past weekends festivities. Thanks to Black Girl Fly Mag, I attended the #EmpowerHer17 Conference by Blavity and 21 Ninety and hunny… it was LIT! From the invaluable insights to the sincere sisterhood bonds formed among attendees—I am so impressed. I even had a chance…

From Athleisure To Athletic With Old Navy Activewear + Gift Card Giveaway

Initially, athleisure seemed like a short term trend, but the demand has increased year after year, which means athleisure is here to stay. But what, exactly, is athleisure? It’s what you wear when you’re heading to the gym—or the mall, or brunch with your bestie. It’s perfect because it fits your life perfectly.  It could…

5 TED Talks to Help You De-Stress

When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around frazzled? Feeling a little stressed out now and again is a normal part of life, but anxiety buildup is definitely something that we should all take seriously. Some people de-stress by getting a massage or escaping through a good book. Others need…

The Funniest Women In Comedy

I love comedy. I’ll take it any way I can get it: funny movies, TV shows, stand-ups, you name it and I’ll take it. I watch because I love to laugh (duh) but also because it’s a great distraction from the currently not so funny reality. So I’m taking a break from depressing Twitter feeds, and infuriating…