The time for change is NOW!

Yesterday was truly a special day.  A former pageant sister of mine runs a local preliminary competition for the Miss New Hampshire America program. I was asked to be on the judges panel and sing the National Anthem.  This is the first time I had been back to sit in as a judge for the…

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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…

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…

Happy Father’s Day

On the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved, or unworthy. I remeber who’s daughter I am and starighten my crown.  No matter where I have been in my life, at the lowest of lows or the highest of mountains there has not been a time when my dad was not cheering me on or…

Stop Apologizing for who you are

The past few weeks I have been here, there and everywhere. (in my own thoughts) and physically speaking.  Between preparing for the National Pageant, taking my board exam and study time leading up to it, working and writing, also Mackenzie preparing for her summer intensive and Sleeping Beauty, we have been non-stop busy.  I have…

National Women’s check up day

Today is a reminder to all my fabulous fighters to schedule your physicals and your mammograms. We often forget when scheduling our children’s, our husband’s, boyfriends, the dog walker’s mother’s sisters appointment that we come first. If we aren’t proactive in our own health no one else will be. So my Fabulous friends- SCHEDULE- GO…