Vanity Rains Optimistic

Someone recently said to me, “you’re vain,” and I was shocked. I never, ever thought of myself in that way. When I wrote an essay, “You’re Skinny You Don’t Have Any Problems” with Feminine Collective which was taken out of context about how challenging and horrific my life would become, I was criticized and blasted for the title. Duh, did the troll read the piece? I mulled it over in

Rocking the End-Cap with Anne Lamott – Downtown Books and Coffee

Guess whose books are hanging with the fabulously, talented and sublime author, Anne Lamott (squeek), at her favorite ‪#‎indiebookstore‬! (moi). 🙂 Thank you, Downtown Books and Coffee, and the community for the love. Shop ‪‎Indie‬, and support local bookstores kind readers. I purchased ‪Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by ‪Anne Lamott “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to

The Body Beautiful

The Body Beautiful By Jacqueline Cioffa As a former model and makeup artist who worked with Ashley Graham I can assure you she is not ‘fat,’ she is perfectly portioned. The average dress size for a woman in U.S. is 12 – 14. The modeling industry, fashion, and celebrity promote unhealthy and unrealistic skinny body standards for all women. This disturbs me on so many levels having witnessed firsthand the