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Creepers, Trolls, and Body-Love Warriors: Hereโ€™s What Happened When Ashley Graham Featured My Photo on Instagram

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently spent a week at the beach, and wore a different Swimsuits for All suit each day โ€”…

Spock Meets Dory

Iโ€™m sitting in my physical therapistโ€™s office. Today is supposed to be my last session. Well, more like my last last session, since this latest series of visits…

How Candy Crush taught me everything I need to know about reaching my goals

Like everyone else in the world, there are some aspects of myself that I am not so proud of. Iโ€™m not a patient person. I tend to forget…

Making Up Me

I was 30 years old when my mother joined Mary Kay. She drank the pink Kool-Aid with gusto. She talked endlessly about it. For months, she tried to…

29 Thoughts I Had While Reading Vogue for the First Time

A month or two ago, I received an issue of SHAPE magazine in the mail. I thought it must have been a free trial issue or something, because I…

Because I painted a room

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “The Feminism got her.” You’re thinking that I’m trapped under a drop cloth, pinned to the ground by a gallon of…

I stopped moving and the world crashed in

I’ve been stuck – both literally and figuratively – for a couple weeks now. It started with the ginormous blizzard that kept me inside for three days, and…

Is it weird that a murder mystery made me think of cookie dough?

::SPOILER ALERT:: If you haven’t read The Girl on the Train and absolutely hate spoilers, even indirect ones, don’t read this post. I still love you and I’ll see…

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston wore a wig and that’s why we all feel ugly

As I told you yesterday, I’m reading Shonda Rhimes’ memoir, “Year of Yes,” in which she chronicles her year of doing all the things that scare her; the…

ashley graham at tedx

4 things that are inspiring me today

1} Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. I’ve only just started reading this memoir – I’m up to the point where she has just made the decision to say…

Duchess Kate is my age. MY. AGE.

My social media feed is inundated today with one piece of news: Kate Middleton is 34 years old. I realize that there are many, many, many, many other…

thai coconut soup | @takeonelizabeth

Blogging is a bowl of soup

Let me tell you about this soup I scored with last night. I didn’t use a recipe. I completely winged it. I’ve made Thai coconut soup a few…