Fashion

What Makes You Beautiful

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Honestly though, it's hard to FEEL beautiful in a world where everything around you is yelling what is beautiful and what is not. How can we compete with a set of rules that tell us that thin is beautiful... perfection is beautiful... polished is… Continue reading What Makes You Beautiful

Fandom, Other Stuff

Bounce To The Beat Of Your Own Drum

Have you watched Vivo on Netflix? The latest film from Sony Pictures Animation is a vibrant, sweet, and at times sad (why do cartoons always gotta do that to me?!) tale of a little kinkajou on a journey to deliver an important song from Havana to Miami. Plus, it features an incredible, upbeat score, penned… Continue reading Bounce To The Beat Of Your Own Drum

Book Reviews

Body Positive Book Review: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat

Sandwiched between layers of fiction, I love reading books that challenge my thinking about the world. I learn so much from the experiences of others and seeing the world through someone else's eyes. I love being able to gain empathy and insight into worlds that are quite different than my own. However, I also love… Continue reading Body Positive Book Review: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat

Other Stuff

The Heartbreaking Narrative

As a teacher, I want the lessons I teach to extend beyond the classroom, helping my students make their way in the world. Some may not see music as an essential skill, but I use it as a vehicle for teaching social and emotional development. I hope my students learn to live, lead, and love… Continue reading The Heartbreaking Narrative

Other Stuff

Mosquito Bites

I have been mid-sized to plus sized pretty much my whole life. I mean seriously, I even weighed over ten pounds at birth! Yes, I am fat... (See? I said it and it doesn't bother me)... but in a lot of ways, my body was just built sturdier. No matter what I do, I will… Continue reading Mosquito Bites