Mental Health, writing

I’m writing a book. I hate it.

When I watched the film "Secret Window" starring Johnny Depp, it was the first time I confronted the concept of a writer's retreat and I loved it (spoilers: minus all the psychosis and murder). Living with writers block these past two years especially has been hell and I've often romantisized the notion of escaping to… Continue reading I’m writing a book. I hate it.

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Social Media – What’s Left Of Me

Self doubt. A ton of bricks. Who am I if not confident, carefree, fearless, strong? What's left of me when I'm destroyed, depressed, delicate, and down? Numbers, numbers, numbers, numbers. Will they like this, will they hear this, will they see this, will they want this. Will I still be who I am without...them? A… Continue reading Social Media – What’s Left Of Me

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Our Mixed Weight Relationship – An Interview With My Partner Of 10 Years

Something I've always felt there's a real lack of is interviews with thin men who love fat women. These men are given nicknames like, "chubby chaser" and told their physical and sexual preferences are just fetishes, but the reality is that loving a fat woman doesn't require you to be anything other than a person… Continue reading Our Mixed Weight Relationship – An Interview With My Partner Of 10 Years

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

Fashion, Reviews, sponsored

Today’s Sponsor! – Jewel On Fire

A few weeks ago I heard about Jewel On Fire and I was immediately intrigued. Jewel On Fire is an online jewelry shop that "cuts out the middle man", connecting customers to jewelry manufacturers and craftsman directly. Everything ships from here in the US and everything ships for FREE, regardless of what you purchase. Additionally… Continue reading Today’s Sponsor! – Jewel On Fire

Makeup, Skincare

Announcing The #TamaraLovesYouGiveaway!

It is with so much joy that I announce my #TamaraLovesYouGiveaway!! This Valentine's Day I give you full permission to treat yo'self! And I want to help you do that by giving one of my followers this collection of products to help you feel like the special someone that you are! First, I recruited Brittany… Continue reading Announcing The #TamaraLovesYouGiveaway!

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

Haircare, Reviews, Skincare

Review: SoapBox Soaps + Coupon Code

A few months ago I was pleasantly surprised to find an email from SoapBox Soaps hanging out in my inbox. SoapBox reached out to me about trying a few of their products out and I was intrigued. I'd seen their products on shelves at Target and Publix, but I'd yet to try them. Obviously I… Continue reading Review: SoapBox Soaps + Coupon Code

Fashion, Influencer Advice, Reviews

Review: Six Months Of Rocksbox

For the last six months I've been an affiliate with the monthly subscription service, Rocksbox! Rocksbox delivers sets of three designer jewelry pieces to your door for just $21 a month. You wear what you like, buy what you can't part with, and then send the rest back for a whole new set of jewelry.… Continue reading Review: Six Months Of Rocksbox