I Repeat, YOU are NOT Your Circumstances

YOU ARE HERE…FOR NOW Ever wonder why certain things happen? It’s kinda frustrating when you plan something and things don’t work out. That’s life. We encounter so many situations and most of the time they’re unplanned. I believe challenges make life thrilling because overcoming obstacles is victory for the spirit. No matter how much you…

Body Positive: Redefining Beauty on Our Own Terms

BODY POSI The woman’s body built like a work of art with intricate curves, textural-defined skin and a ravishing softness that makes anyone melt. God made people into a masterpiece hard to duplicate, which is why we must value every part of our human form. Some ladies are slim-framed while others slip into the wider-built…

How to Show Off Your Curves Like Iskra Lawrence

SHOW OFF YOUR BODY She defines herself by her own identity. No one will take away her flaws because she proudly flaunts them on social media and in life. Iskra Lawrence’s attitude towards embracing the body God gave you makes her one of my all time favorite models. Although Iskra is a curvy woman, she…

Should You Photoshop Your Face or Body on Instagram?

CROP & EDIT With the lovely women who inspire me on @sheiconic and my favorite curve models like La’Tecia Thomas and Iskra Lawrence, I’m learning how to become more comfortable in my skin. Ashley Graham taught me that your beauty can change someone’s life because confidence in who you are inspires others. I realized when…

4 Physical Ways to Increase Your Confidence Before the Day Starts

JOYFUL WAKE-UP! No more snoozing, instead of hitting the famous button on your alarm clock, hop out of bed and get your day started. Don’t just drag your feet to the floor. O NO! You must do this with a smile on your face. Unravel from your duvet with an enthusiasm to begin your activities….

SHEICONIC Celebrates ALL Stylish Women

WHAT IS SHEICONIC? Although some of my favorite brands cater to one body type and showcase it through their ads, I wanted to highlight how fashionistas come in various forms, shapes and sizes. Every one was created different but equally beautiful. Let’s use our unique attributes to unite us as one. We were all created…

I Try on Shorts for the First Time in Over 10 Years

SIZE DOESN’T MATTER After twenty-three minutes of walking the mall, I made my way through the glass doors of Forever 21. Skipping a beat because I saw belted pants, polka dot bow-tie tops and high-cut swimwear. Summer is almost here, and the stores were celebrating its arrival. I had one thing on my mind, maxi…

How to Develop Your Personal Style

REDEFINING THE MEANING OF STYLE I could write for hours explaining several wardrobe tips to discover your personal style. Honestly, no piece of fabric, trendy movement or designer handbag will make you fashionable. Of course you heard style is about expressing yourself but you will not meet your full potential until you explore your inner…

Ashley Graham: The SUPER-ROLE Model

REVAMPING THE FASHION INDUSTRY A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty & Power Really Look Like, super model Ashley Graham proves with optimism, perseverance and faith you can gather the strength to take hold of what you want. Only you set the limitations to the things you can and cannot have, take responsibility and go for what you want. Once Graham…

Is the Body Positive Movement Inclusive or Exclusive?

WHAT IS BODY ACCEPTANCE? Now when we say body positive are we being inclusive or exclusive? Sometimes I see campaigns promoting body confidence, but it only features one body type. Whether it’s a strong athletic build or the beautiful plus size, I always notice promotions geared towards one category.  A demonstration of my point is in the…