Black History Month

Black people are always doing things that deserve to be celebrated, and during Black History Month especially, I want to highlight black achievements. In all areas, but especially the body-positivity movement, black voices (as well as those from other people of color) are not heard as much as white voices, but we NEED to hear them. Check out these great links below for your daily dose of incredible. 

why inclusion is important

lesser known black women in history

When the Shotgun Questions the Black Boy – a piece on state violence on black bodies by Sonya Renee Taylor

Sonya Renee Taylor: The Body Is Not an Apology

I had the pleasure of meeting Sonya from The Body Is Not an Apology during the Body Love Conference (put on by another one of my friends and heroes, Jes Baker, AKA The Militant Baker) in Arizona, and I was blown away by her intelligence, eloquence, and insight. 

Sonya is a performance poet and activist and I want to share her poem, "The Body Is Not An Apology" – for anyone who needs some body love, Sonya does a remarkable job of articulating what so many of us feel and what so many of us NEED. Thank you for your incredible work, Sonya!


SWAK: Sealed with a Kiss Designs

I've been a fan of SWAK Designs for a couple years now. I recently made some purchases that I am totally in love with. SWAK is so great, especially for me, because the sizes range from 14-36, while many plus size retailers stop at size 26/28. Here are my three top SWAK picks!

1) The Enchanted top ($39.99). 

 I love this top in brown. It cinches at the waist to accentuate your figure and flows so beautifully beneath your waistline! 

 I love this top in brown. It cinches at the waist to accentuate your figure and flows so beautifully beneath your waistline! 

This dress is super-comfy and comes in different color combinations! 

This dress is super-comfy and comes in different color combinations! 

3) JEssa chiffon top ($27.99)

I chose this top in green and it is fabulous. It's comfortable, but also a little bit fancy with the sheer back and extra material! I styled it with this SWAK scarf!

I chose this top in green and it is fabulous. It's comfortable, but also a little bit fancy with the sheer back and extra material! I styled it with this SWAK scarf!