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

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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

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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

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Every Hair Tells A Story

With enough money and the right tools, a person can look pretty much however they want to. (Dolly Parton does it with absolute pride!) You can be thinner, have a smaller nose or bigger boobs, reduce your wrinkles or plump up your lips, have amazingly contoured cheeks and make every grey hair disappear. We all… Continue reading Every Hair Tells A Story

Book Reviews, Travel

Body Positive Book Review: Big Summer

It's finally Summertime, and though this whole quarantine mess has helped put a dent in my TBR (To Be Read) pile, I feel like I can now work on it in earnest. I signed up for my community's adult summer reading program and am working my way toward Super Reader level. I like to skip… Continue reading Body Positive Book Review: Big Summer