Fabulous Friday

Let’s open today’s discussion with this statement: My existence is not about how desirable you find me. I am not alive for that purpose. How many of you does this resonate with? I know for myself, prettiness is not rent I pay for occupying space marked, “female.” We don’t owe prettiness to anyone.  True beauty…

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Don’t hate, communicate!

It has been a week since my last article. A week of second guessing my choices, a week of receiving  nasty and hateful emails, and also a week of many people reaching out in support.  My life has been a roller coaster of emotion.  So let me start off by explaining the why and intention…

Authentically Uncrowned

I have been thinking about this article all week.  Going back and forth with my true feelings and those of a bruised ego.  When I started the journey of pageantry at a very young age it was all about the crown, the scholarship dollars and how I looked.  I would spend hours in the gym to be…

Loving you…..

In over twelve years of fighting, I have had to learn how to accept a lot of things that I never thought I would have to: weight gain, hair loss, scars, having metastatic cancer and the guilt that surrounds having a disease and not always feeling well.  I am a work in progress, and this…