Boundaries. Many use that word, but few truly know what it really means. On April 28, I had the pleasure of attending a workshop centered around physical safety, emotional boundaries, and situational awareness coupled with the importance of firearm safety. I didn’t really know what to expect walking in, however, following these ladies on social […]
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I want to take a moment for some transparency. I know how much I preach about body love and positivity, I still have moments of relapse and doubt. One of those moments happened for me this weekend and it was quite devastating. I got asked the question “are you pregnant?” UGH! I almost lost it. […]
WERK Your Body A body loving workshop for women of color by women of color and their supporters/allies The fitness industry is filled with imagery and propaganda that says that one has to look a certain way and eat a certain way to be happy. And like anything else, it changes so much I […]
I love working out. It’s kinda my thing. I have always outworked a bad diet and lifestyle choices. Two a days, endless classes, hired trainers, I did it all. I’ve always enjoyed physical activity of some sort. It was my way of asserting my place in the world because I’m naturally strong and fast, and […]
FEAR. What does it mean? The dictionary definition of fear is “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
I want to stop for a second and talk about what true body positivity is and what it is not. I don’t want to take away from any movements or counter movements…just want to shed some light on an experience, in hopes that we can find love for self and others. If you scan the […]
Every morning I wake up, take a look in the mirror and immediately start pinching and pulling on my body. My once pronounced abs and muscles now hidden under a layer of fat. I feel so ashamed. I turn from side to side, saddened by the image. My body is playing tricks on me. I can’t say I’m overly surprised by any of it. As women, we do it all day. The whole idea of #bodygoals is unrealistic and damaging. And, don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of Khloe Kardashian and her fitness journey, but revenge body? Get outta town. That still takes the emphasis of self and places it on someone else. The real victim of all this nonsense is YOU! It’s time to take charge!
You are what you eat…it’s popular phrase that many use in reference to healthy lifestyle. I’ve seen countless memes and quotes surrounding that phrase. I agree with it 100%, but not in the way you think. Those simple words are loaded in so many ways, they should be used with caution.