The Bravest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Publishing This Heart-Wrenching Memoir

This is the bravest thing I have ever done. As stated in the Introduction to my memoir Unbroken Millennial: A Memoir of Bullying, Eating Disorders and Pageants, “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds” (Einstein, A). Upon concluding my literary journey of this memoir, I decided to write this introduction. Now that …

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Girl, Gimme’ That Weave (The Basics for the Not-So Basic)

If you’re anything like myself, I’m sure you’ve occasionally stumbled upon the infamous quotation found among various modern-day beauty bloggers: “Beauty is pain.” While I could transform this into a lengthy inspiration-filled colloquy stemming from the underpinnings of a “pain brings beauty” approach, I’ll instead introduce you to my aesthetical best friend: weaves. I had …

“Fall” Back Into Fitness in Layman’s Terms (Tips and Tricks)

Welcome to October! With only 92 days left in 2018—and a layer of snow already engulfing Saskatoon—it is the perfect time to “fall” back into fitness. For myself, the verb “fall” unfortunately allows me to reminisce on a time I did indeed—or a part of my body did—fall into fitness.  As many of you are …