I’ll make this short and sweet: No tears were shed. Michael and I hugged, talked, laughed and shared stories as if we’ve known each other all our lives. I also met his girlfriend, Judy, who is absolutely lovely in every way. The only awkward thing was that it wasn’t awkward at all. We felt completely… Continue reading Michael and Me
Hi Beauties! Happy International Women’s Day!! As you may know, the organizers of January’s Women’s March called for a #DayWithoutAWomen, encouraging women to stay home from work today to acknowledge “the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment,… Continue reading International Women’s Day 2017
Hi Beautiful People! I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the year thus far.February feels like it’s zipping by! Don’t know about where you live but it was COLD here this morning so I wore one of my favorite tunics by Ellos from fullbeauty.com. It’s so warm and I love the deep wine color… Continue reading OOTD – Art and Wine (tunic)
Hello beauties. Here it is, the first day of 2017 and I’m starting it with some self love. Between work, the holidays and family matters the last few weeks had been hectic. I started to feel run down but errands have to be run and things have to get done, right? So it was no surprise… Continue reading Taking Care of Me
It’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with hype in order to pour over 60 billion dollars into the coffers of the weight loss industry. Between ads for diet programs (like Weight Watchers with famous stock holder Oprah Winfrey) and products (like prescription medication Contrave), the message is that our bodies… and even our brains… aren’t acceptable. We’re… Continue reading ReVolution, Not ReSolution!
November is one of my favorite months. The days turn brisk and cold and it’s the start of the holidays. In a few days, I’ll celebrate my 54th birthday and still say that it’s never too late to overcome one’s fear of trying new things… Like getting my hair cut short… … and wearing 2-piece swimsuits I’m… Continue reading Another Year Older…
Dear Ms Mercado, I saw your interview on TMZ a few days ago. You mentioned getting mail from fans who told you to “jump off a bridge” (are they really fans?) and that fat activists “hated” how you’re “really public about… weight loss”. The media ran with the story, distorted what you said and now… Continue reading An Open Letter to Rosie Mercado
Last night I had the pleasure of attending the introduction of Glamour x Lane Bryant. It’s part of a partnership between plus-size retailer, Lane Bryant and fashion magazine, Glamour. Announced in March, the collaboration also includes special issue magazines like the now infamous “Chic at Any Size” edition which named comedienne Amy Schumer as one… Continue reading Glamour x Lane Bryant
Hi there, beautiful people! I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the Fall (or Spring if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere). Fall is such a great season, don’t you think? Crisp air, red and golden leaves, freshly picked apples and pumpkins, soups and stews simmering on lazy Sunday afternoons… what’s not to love? One… Continue reading OOTD: Leggings, Tunics and Boots. Oh, Yay!
Calling my NYC area female readers, sizes 12 and up… how would you like to help make a difference in how clothes are sized for plus-sized women? Body Labs, a company which “collects, digitizes and organizes all of the data and information related to human body shape, pose and motion… upon and around which goods… Continue reading On a Body Like Mine (pt 2)