You Don't Need Rock Hard Abs To Rock The World

You Don't Need Rock Hard Abs To Rock The World

Who knew there's more to thick-girl headlines than weight loss?

Sometimes, people forget it's possible to be thick and be a role model – yes, role model.

Believe it or not, it's possible to be thick and healthy (physically and mentally). Maybe one day it will be possible for big women to make headlines in popular culture for more than just interviews on weight loss and what it's like to be 'plus-size in their industry'.

Until then, I'll produce it myself.

For all of my fellow big, beautiful friends out there, here's a list of kick-ass women who remind us daily that there's so much more to life than the size on the tags of our clothes.

1. Melissa McCarthy

Even while promoting her own clothing line "Seven7," which is dedicated to clothing for all women ranging XS-4X, headlines want to talk about her body. Seriously, who cares how much weight she has or has not lost, when she's making us lose control of our bladders with her comedy?

2. Mo'Nique

If you haven't seen the movie "Phat Girls," I suggest you watch it as soon as possible. She doesn't have a weight problem, you just have a problem with her weight!

3. Rebel Wilson

It's an honor that my friends think of me as the Fat Amy of the group. When people say thick women shouldn't wear certain things, she's the type of person to laugh and say, 'watch me.' Just look at her – her name is Rebel for a reason – radiates self-respect.

4. Queen Latifah

Award ceremony after award ceremony, she proves that wearing white is a class act and doesn't always 'make us look bigger'. She wears whatever the hell she wants while making entertainment history – and she wears it well. We don't call her "queen" for nothing!

5. Danielle Brookes

She's an open advocate for body positivity and encourages women to stop comparing themselves to each other. Check out her ads for Lane Bryant; Danielle knows that any color can turn heads and be the new black. Her confidence is almost as contagious as her smile.

6. Lea DeLaria

The prime time example of how much it pays off to be the first one to laugh at yourself. For over 20 years, her crude humor has rocked societal norms with no hesitation and continues to live on through Big Boo, her character in "Orange Is The New Black."

7. Lady Gaga

Remember when she (God forbid) had a little muffin top during her Superbowl LI performance? Because I don't. This social justice warrior has no time for negativity. She's too busy encouraging people to do right and respect each other.

8. Jill Scott

Three Grammy awards, five albums and several movies later, she's still slaying the game – all natural, all the time.

9. Gabourey Sidibe

No matter how many times she says she doesn't want any attention revolving around her size, there will always be sites like Hello Beautiful who publish statements like, "we don’t even notice [...] her shirt, because we are just focused on how much smaller she looks!"

Then, they'll end their tabloids by saying they love her at any size. Really?

The same goes for any BBW in Hollywood, but if it were true that the industry loved them at any size, we'd hear more about their show-biz accomplishments and humanitarian contributions instead.

I, personally, don't need someone to show me what I'm capable of achieving with a little bit of confidence and a lot of hard work.

However, it's women like this who inspire me on a daily basis to keep kicking ass and taking names. Maybe, one day, I'll be successful enough for people to write lists about the way I inspire them.

Stay positive, friends!

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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.


You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.


Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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