Embracing My Sexy

Embracing My Sexy

I have a confession…I sometimes struggle with receiving compliments. I receive numerous “you’re cute”, “you’re beautiful”, “you’re pretty”, “you’re gorgeous”, and even though it’s...
I am Worthy of Love

I am Worthy of Love

For years, the way I felt about myself (specifically my size) was a hindrance when it came to developing and sustaining intimate relationships. I believed those genuinely interested in me only wanted to be with me out of pity. I believed men felt sorry for me so they...
The FUPA Phenomenon

The FUPA Phenomenon

I have a confession…I had never heard of the term FUPA until two years ago during a group photo shoot. One of the models mentioned hers; it took me a minute to figure out what she was referring to. Then, after some extensive research I found out that FUPA stands...
Does the “Dr.” Bother You?

Does the “Dr.” Bother You?

It’s hard being a Black woman. It’s hard being full-figured. It’s even harder being a full-figured Black woman with a doctorate. I have three strikes against me; can a sista get a break? In 2008 I decided to pursue a doctorate. After eight years of...
When Achieving the Dream is Difficult

When Achieving the Dream is Difficult

A model trying to build their brand while working a full time job is extremely challenging. I wish I had the flexibility to just get up and travel to a photo shoot or casting whenever I wanted. Unfortunately, these school loans and other bills are not going to pay...
What About Us?

What About Us?

The number of plus size individuals on television, magazines, and media have increased over the years. However in many of those cases, they are advertising plus size attire, “love your body” campaigns, or being portrayed using¬†negative stereotypes. I...