{Guest Blogger} – “I Fell in Love…With Myself”

Support your Square Peg! Support your Square Peg! Support your... I wrote and submitted a guest blog post that was shared on the The Sum of Many Things, "A Lifestyle, Wellness and Personal Development Blog for Busy Women of Color." (Amazing tagline, right?) Direct link to my post is here. I'd love to hear/read your thoughts …

Fall in Love.

I've talked about body image/self image on here more times I can link or number. It's an important thing to me. Having struggled for so, so long with a dangerous, damaging view of myself and my physical body (there was quite some mental/emotional toxicity going on, too), and having crossed to that other side where …

younger.

This speaks to me. When I was younger, especially in my teens and a large part of my twenties, I was desperate for someone in my life who could pull me through. Through those moments when loving myself was non-factor. When I would look in the mirror and loathe the girl looking back at me. When I …

Why Not Me?

I won't get into why I love Mindy Kaling more than you'll ever understand--and I do, I just stinkin' do--but this excerpt (printed in Glamour magazine) from her forthcoming second book of essays, Why Not Me?, (a title that was basically the theme of one of my recent short stories; I may post the whole thing on here soon) is …

Choose Beautiful.

Every day I go through the average door. But yesterday was a unique day. So I chose to go through the beautiful one. Therein lies the power of Dove's new inspirational ad campaign. (They've been quietly setting a new precedent when it comes to ads about beauty and women, Dove. I love it and I don't think …

Belly Love.

I saw this question on a post from The Curvy Fashionista from last year and was moved to answer the call. Thanks for the inspiration, TCF. Ok, here we go. Dear Belly, You're giving me the side eye, aren't you? Because I chose you as the favorite part of my body? And you're like, please …