Bereavement, Mental Health, Opinion

What Depression Looks Like

In the wake of celebrity suicide there is always an initial push on social media encouraging those who are living with depression and/or suicidal tendencies to reach out if they're considering taking their life. But, the problem is it's just not that easy. While it's a really nice sentiment, most of the time if you're… Continue reading What Depression Looks Like

Influencer Advice, Opinion, writing

It’s Not A Race

A few weeks ago I was speaking to a friend who has been on Instagram and building her "Influencer" status for five years. She's enjoyed some success with it, with just over 13k followers and she's been able to enjoy some really wonderful experiences because of it. But, when asked why she hadn't posted regularly… Continue reading It’s Not A Race

Bereavement, Influencer Advice, Opinion, Thirties, writing

You Are Where You’re Supposed To Be

A few years ago a peer and I were discussing working independently in a creative field. At that time he was still figuring out which direction he wanted to go and how to get to where he was going, but I knew I wanted to be and I would be a writer. I'd picked up… Continue reading You Are Where You’re Supposed To Be

body positivity, Feminism, Opinion, weight loss

I Don’t Give A Damn About Your Thin Fragility

I'm writing this to you from bed. I'm laying on my left side because in my experience, it's easier to pass gas when I lay on my left side. Three weeks ago my doctor prescribed 2000 mgs of Metformin, a common treatment for women with PCOS. Metformin is more commonly known as a drug to… Continue reading I Don’t Give A Damn About Your Thin Fragility

Bereavement, Mental Health, motherhood, Opinion, Thirties

You Will Not Use Me – Being The Child Of A Social Climber

I grew up knowing with absolute certainty one thing about my mother: she knew how to recognize useful people. For better or worse, she had a keen sense of who she could charm and how to charm them in order to get the most out of that relationship. My mother had a knack for befriending… Continue reading You Will Not Use Me – Being The Child Of A Social Climber

body positivity, Feminism, Opinion

Dear Fat Girl

Dear Fat Girl, I love your Instagram selfies, tee shirts and panties, thick thighs, and round bellies, dirty bathroom mirror with the flash turned on, looking at the screen because you're feeling yourself. Yes. I love them. I love your Facebook profile photo with your summer skin showing, fat arms out in sleeveless shirts, raised… Continue reading Dear Fat Girl

body positivity, Opinion, Southern

To The Guy Who Liked Me: I’m Sorry For Calling You Fat

I don't remember your name. Which, in and of itself, makes me feel terrible. I remember you were tall. I remember you had blond hair. And I remember you liked me. You really, really liked me. You were mutual friends with people I wasn't really friends with myself, but on a few occasions we found… Continue reading To The Guy Who Liked Me: I’m Sorry For Calling You Fat

Mental Health, Opinion

When Someone You Love Has Been Sexually Assaulted

These past few weeks I've watched in horror and support of the women who bore witness against Dr. Larry Nassar, the USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually assaulted at least 150 women, many of them minors as young as 12, over the span of his decades long career. In these moments where I'm lost in their… Continue reading When Someone You Love Has Been Sexually Assaulted

body positivity, Opinion

We Need To Talk About Body Positive Clickbait

There's a trend. It's been a trend for a while. It's a trend I myself have dabbled in. Incessant Body Positive clickbaiting and ranting. Divisiveness is a powerful tool. There are hundreds of thousands of content creators who use their platform to bring about division amongst people because arguing humans means more clicks, more comments,… Continue reading We Need To Talk About Body Positive Clickbait

Influencer Advice, Opinion, Reviews, Uncategorized

You Should Be Celebrating Rejection Letters

A recent news story has gone viral regarding an influencer and a Dublin hotel the influencer contacted about an exchange of services. You can find information about the situation here and I encourage you to do so. This whole debacle has had me thinking a lot about what we do as bloggers/micro-influencers who represent ourselves… Continue reading You Should Be Celebrating Rejection Letters