Category Archives: Advocacy
Crossfit Wins the Douche-Bag Award of the Week

If you haven’t heard already, Diabetics and Diabetic Advocates have been in an uproar on Twitter over some hugely insensitive, dumb-ass tweets that Crossfit posted. I typically avoid Twitter feuds as if my life depended on it… but I couldn’t let this one go. I was appalled at Crossfit’s ignorance. I also asked myself repeatedly […]

Abuse and Fifty Shades of Manipulation…

So… I’m probably going to make a lot of people mad with this post. I have quite a few dear friends who are in love with the trilogy, but I can’t keep smiling and nodding anymore… because, I feel quite alarmed that no one seems to pick up on the level of abuse that is […]

So… ‘Cleavage Wars’ are a Thing Now…

I’m possibly late on this bandwagon, but… some of these articles I’ve been reading lately are SO ludicrous that I really need to post about it. Apparently, #ChristianCleavage and the #CleavageWars were trending on twitter recently. To summarize, the articles and posts are basically begging women to button up and stop causing their brothers to […]

Fat Shaming, The Obesity Epidemic, and a Sizeless Beauty Standard

I recently posted this article about Tess Munster to my Facebook page. I love Tess Munster and it has nothing to do with her size. She is beautiful and it has nothing to do with her looks. She is a genuinely awesome person who wants people to be able to love themselves no matter where […]

How Does a Strong, Independent Woman Get In (and Out) of an Abusive Relationship?

Before I start my post, I need to say: 1. I am not a medical professional. If you are in a dangerous or unhealthy situation, please seek out help immediately. 2. This is from my own personal experience and may or may not be applicable to other situations. 3. This post is pretty heavy, much […]

Why Don’t All Dresses Have Pockets?!

I wore this number for Dressember Day 14. It’s one of my all time favorite dresses. It’s vintage, I bought it from Ose – who I’ve done a few shoots with for her website, and it is just so darn cute! (Below is the original shoot with this dress, for Ose, from a few years […]

Dressember Week 3 Recap

Week 3 of Dressember is officially complete! I’ve gotten so many opportunities to talk about what Dressember is and why it’s such a big deal. I’ve had a few Negative Nancys say “You really think that wearing a dress every day will help end Human Trafficking?” and the answer is… yes, I DO think that wearing a dress […]

Dressember Week 2 Recap

The second week of Dressember is officially over. I’ve worn more dresses (in a row) than I ever have in my entire life. I’ve definitely gotten pretty creative with working my wardrobe and I really and truly feel blessed. This has been a great experience and reading the stories of the girls that have been […]

Dressember Week 1 Recap

I have successfully completed my first week of wearing dresses to work for Dressember. (Read my original blog here) It wasn’t as difficult as I anticipated, but layering is a must. Here are a few things I learned and thought about: Day 1: The first day of Dressember I woke up late and threw on […]

Mien’s Story

I received an email from the Dressember foundation about a girl named Mein. She has an amazing story and I wanted to share it with you. MIEN’S STORY Mien grew up in Svay Pak, a marginalized community in Cambodia that was once notorious for offering young girls for sex. Mien’s family had emigrated from Vietnam, and they lived […]