A Truce With My Tummy

Inspired by SweetLeighSewn’s blog post entitled “A Love Letter to My Belly,” I decided to write this piece entitled “A Truce with My Tummy.”  In retrospect, it really can be extended to be a love letter to my body.  Seeing these words written down gives added impetus to live it out every day.  If loving your body has become more difficult for you lately, I encourage you to try this exercise and see how it makes you feel.

We owe it to ourselves to love ourselves and practice that self-love in sometimes radical ways.


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The price of shame: Can you click with compassion?

Originally posted on Quiet thoughts & Quiet dreams:
Image from Unlearn, whose mission is to provoke thought in the hope that it will encourage positive change. Support Unlearn by visiting unlearn.com Did you know that humiliation is a more intensely felt emotion than either happiness or even anger? This should come as no surprise in the light… Continue reading The price of shame: Can you click with compassion?

Black & White: The Exociticization of Mixed Race Women in Western Culture

Originally posted on chronicles of a mixed fat chick:
As published in Volup2 Magazine, April 2015 Has a White woman ever touched your hair without permission? It happens to me more often than not. They want to know, “Is it real? Is that all your hair?” Yes, and please stop petting me like an exotic… Continue reading Black & White: The Exociticization of Mixed Race Women in Western Culture