My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I'm sure you've all seen the famous Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge videos circulating the internet and various social media platforms. They've definitely been flooding my social media feeds, and I think that is awesome! The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a social media campaign designed to raise money that will be used for ALS research AND to spread awareness about the neurodegenerative disease. I was recently nominated by one of my friends to participate in the challenge, as well as donate $10 to the ALS Association.  For more information about ALS and to make a donation, visit

Every Body is Beautiful: An Open Letter to Fat Shamers

It's been a while since I posted something about body positivity and acceptance, and I think it's really important that I include these posts every so often. With that, here is my Open Letter to Fat Shamers...

To all the bullies in school who torment their classmates so they don't feel comfortable eating in the cafeteria or changing in the locker rooms; to the individuals behind computer screens and online alter egos leaving hateful, humiliating comments on that girl or guy's selfie; to the person who feels obligated to say something about that man or woman's weight or size because they are "concerned" about their health; and to the assholes that created #fatshamingweek....this is for you:

July Favorites 2014

I cannot believe July has already come and gone! This summer is flying by! With the end of another month comes another monthly favorites post!