Ramble: The Power of “Shrill” and Finally Seeing Me

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Picture it: Cross River, New York, 2003. Like many middle school girls of that time, I was on my way to an indoor pool birthday party. Having just purchased a new swimsuit, I was a size 16, with unshaven legs and no make-up knowledge, but was willing to give this social gathering thing a shot. Doggie paddles, laughter, and some awkward exchanges were had by all. Everything seemed to be going fine – that is, until I entered the bathroom doors to change back into my non-swim attire.

A party attendee, of a much smaller size, giggled as she entered with her friends. Suddenly, my stall door was pushed wide open, the lock busted from the side. I was naked, beginning to have the shock settle in as multiple classmates laughed at my figure. “Fat ass! Chubby! Gross!” they cried, as each one took a turn ambushing me in my most vulnerable state, running in a merry-go-round style. They eventually stopped, but I didn’t leave the bathroom until the party had finished.

Flash forward to 2019, and in baggie pajamas and unbrushed hair, I decide to enter the world of Hulu’s new original series, Shrill. And somehow, through its short 6 half-hour episode course, I have never felt more appreciated and seen in my entire media watching life.


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Cinema Style – “The Favourite” Movie Review

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Cinema Style is a series where I review a film (new or old) and pair it with an outfit that pays tribute to the visual aesthetic of said movie. Whether you’re looking for a “bound” of some sort, or just want some style dipped in the “flavor” of your new favorite movie, these write-ups are here to help!

In the world of cinema, it is sometimes hard to define the visual representations of cruelty. Sure, there has been some form of violence in almost every flick since the beginning of film history, and there’s enough “torture porn” genre movies to fill a garbage dump, but when it comes to the more emotional side of the phrase, there aren’t too many films that capture the word visually on screen. Or at least, that was the case until the director of The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimosbecame an Indie Film darling.

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Eloquii NYC Holiday Pop-Up: A Shopping Experience for the Ages

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When it comes to being a plus size fashionista in NYC, its hard to find beautiful, comfortable, and on-trend pieces that don’t feel like they’re made for “basic” individuals. Sure, there are the Lane Bryant locations, and a section at Macy’s Herald Square that has some decent (but mostly business, “corporate” focused) brands and selections – but none of them (in my opinion) can hold a candle to the quality and versatility of Eloquii.

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A Little Love Note to Fall Sweaters from LOFT

A couple of blog posts ago, I went into detail on how being a colorfully dressed individual in New York City can lead you down the oddest of paths in life. From rocking Lolita Fashion on the regular, to now being my more vintage with nerdy flairs self, its a stylish journey for sure. But with the chilly air and leaves falling to the ground, the shades of the city are calling for a different kind of palette, and one that unlike the rest of the year, I like to embrace.

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Yes, it is true, your girl gets her own version of spooky during the Fall season – and that means lots of feminine gothic touches mixed with the shades of my prior punk self returning to a wardrobe near you. Trust me, pastel colors and obnoxious prints haven’t gone away – but they just form into something different than what the spring and summer offered. Think Romantic elements – Belle hanging out a coffee shop in the village sort of vibe, but with swing skirts and romantic sweaters.

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Top 5 TheCurvyCon Related Things I’m Pumped For

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With a week till TheCurvyCon, the hype train is really pulling into the station. I’ve got my outfits (mostly) put together, my itinerary mapped out, my panels highlighted, and all the other things I do to prep for an adventure such as this.

So, in an effort to use my hype towards something awesome, here is a list of the things I’m looking the most forward to during my personal CurvyCon weekend. Some are taking place specifically at the con, while others will be happening on the same weekend to celebrate the festivities. So without further ado, here’s my Top 5 list of what I am the most excited to experience during (my first) CurvyCon!

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Pretty in Pink – A Fairy Tale Never Properly Told

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Today, I will have the pleasure of seeing Pretty in Pink on the big screen for a second time. Having watched this movie for the last 15 years on an almost monthly basis, I have a lot of fan girl admiration for it. Part of this fandom eventually included fulfilling a nerdy dream of mine – reading the young adult novelization that is based on the original John Hughes script. And having just finished this hundred-plus-page piece of teen-approved literature, let me tell you, I got a lot to say.

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The Mark of My Choice – The Struggles of Being a #Hemangioma “Keeper”

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Some of us wake up feeling proud in the morning. Perhaps it is for your gender, sexual orientation, heritage, or the breakfast you just made – you name it, you own that confidence and pride for it. And while I have quite a bit of admiration for a lot of those elements of myself, one of the things I am the most proud of happens to lay in the middle of my right arm – my birthmark aka my hemangioma.

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Ramble: My Kind of Feminine Imagery in Fashion

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So y’all – this post is full of  feelings. So prepare yourself.

One day (via a collection of text messages), my friend Victoria and I were talking about a variety of topics. From sending each other inspirational pictures, to planning our next after work dinner session, she brought up an interesting point, and it is the kind that makes your mind race in a ton of crazy directions. So hold onto your fashionable seat belts – this is gonna be a hella bumpy kind of post.

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Gwynnie Bee Review

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If you are a plus size cutie, there is a likelihood that you’ve heard of the company Gwynnie Bee. Known throughout the internet as a clothing “rental” subscription service, GB has a lot to offer, both in terms of pricing and the quality of the garments they provide.

This month, I’m giving their plus size selection a test run, since that is a big part of their selling point/marketing. And since I’m a girl who loves to try on a dress or two before purchasing (#badonlineshoppingexperiences) this seemed like the service for me. So what did I snag in my GB boxes thus far? Let’s take a look!

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