Ode to College

Four years ago, at only 17 years old, I embarked on a new adventure: college. I remember being excited, nervous, anxious, scared, and soon very overwhelmed. Overall, it has been quite the experience and anything but easy. Throughout my college career, I was consistently told to "live it up," guaranteed these would be the "best... Continue Reading →

P.U.P. No. 2: Military Ball Edition

Thank you all for your patience. I have finally finished all of my classes and today I turn in my last actual assignment of my undergrad career!! With only a few work shifts remaining and graduation next week, freedom is so close... And what better way to kick off this personal update post than with some... Continue Reading →

It’s My Body.

"It's my body and I'll eat what I want." That wasn't always my mantra. For all you active followers in my journey here on Dauntless, I'm sure by now you know food and I have not always had the best "relationship." In fact, "it's complicated" doesn't even begin to cover it. But, since starting this... Continue Reading →

Otherness

Have you ever been afraid of standing out from the crowd? For not “fitting in" because you didn’t dress or act a certain way? Let’s talk about otherness, like difference: people who look or act different. Some differences are natural, like race, age, gender, or body size. Other tend to be a bit more personal/by choice,... Continue Reading →

Patience & Gratitude: Dress Shopping!!

Dress shopping: Where do I even begin?! I'll start by saying I found a dress! And it's not just a dress. It is the dress. I honestly can't wait just to put it on again. I love it that much. Finding the dress, however, was quite an adventure. Still, it made for a wonderful girls' day, filled with shopping, frozen yogurt, lunch... Continue Reading →

It’s OK to Love Yourself

It is okay to love yourself. You have full permission to look in the mirror and like what you see. Vanity and self-love are different and they're often misunderstood. I'm currently working on writing my creative nonfiction essay/memoir for my Media & Ethics class. This is the assignment. It's the story of my journey thus... Continue Reading →

Fat, Fit, and Fiercely Proud of It!

Challenging our society's unjust perception and discrimination towards fat people, and seeking to promote health and acceptance for people of all sizes, Dr. Courtney Marshall is an inspiration to students and people everywhere. As a guest speaker in my Women's Studies class, it was an honor to hear the story of such a strong-minded college professor-turned fitness instructor,... Continue Reading →

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