Out and About

When I visit a new space – on the web or off, you’ll be able to find the details linked here!

27 10, 2014

Get Life: The Hidden Eating Disorder in the Black Community

By | October 27th, 2014|Out and About, The Op-Eds|11 Comments

What we never talk about - much to my dismay - is an eating disorder that is not only far more prevalent in mainstream society, but in the Black community specifically...

17 07, 2014

Get Life: What Can America Learn From The European Horsemeat Controversy?

By | July 17th, 2014|Out and About, The Op-Eds|4 Comments

Thirteen different brands, companies, and entities in fourteen countries have been discovered to be creating products that contain as much as 100% horse DNA. What does that mean?

9 06, 2014

5 Things to Know About My Photo Shoot and Interview in Ladies Home Journal

By | June 9th, 2014|My Journey, Out and About|19 Comments

I'm really bad about announcing all of the stuff I've got going on. I really should do a better job about sharing with y'all. But, to be fair, this particular thing was such a secret, that I'd gotten used to keeping it to myself... even after it aired on two or three different networks and [...]

22 05, 2014

Get Life: The Power of ‘No’

By | May 22nd, 2014|It's All Mental, Out and About|7 Comments

On learning to say no, and developing the will power necessary to succeed.

29 04, 2014

Spending the Weekend at the Yoga Journal Live! Conference

By | April 29th, 2014|Out and About|1 Comment

Two amazing days with Yoga Journal at their conference in NYC.

25 02, 2014

Get Life: Building the Healthiest Smoothie Ever

By | February 25th, 2014|Out and About|7 Comments

What you need to know about building a healthy smoothie. Also, forgive me, mama, for I have sinned.

28 01, 2014

Tyrese and the Futility of Fat Shaming

By | January 28th, 2014|Out and About, The Op-Eds|78 Comments

"When you take a shower and you put your fat, nasty body in the shower and by the time you get out, the mirrors are all steamed up so you don’t look at what you did to yourself..."

23 12, 2013

Get Life: Can a Lack of Sleep Make You Fat?

By | December 23rd, 2013|Out and About, The "Study" Guide|8 Comments

Talk to me, #bgg2wlarmy, about your sleeping habits. Do you think they're affecting your day?

15 10, 2013

The Real Reason Black America is Fat

By | October 15th, 2013|Out and About, The Op-Eds|19 Comments

The full text from my essay in Uptown Magazine, May 2013

30 09, 2013

Check Out My Latest for Salon, and a Few Additional Thoughts

By | September 30th, 2013|Out and About, The Op-Eds|6 Comments

A few additional thoughts on my essay at Salon.

23 07, 2013

Get Life: Why Aren’t We Talking About Fat Black Men?

By | July 23rd, 2013|Out and About, The Op-Eds|28 Comments

What we rarely hear about, though, is how 70% of Black men, age 20 or over, are currently overweight. When it comes to high blood pressure, men have the ladies outnumbered...

24 06, 2013

Fros in Nerdland: My Visit to the Melissa Harris-Perry Show

By | June 24th, 2013|My Journey, Out and About|28 Comments

My morning at NBC Studios filming the Melissa Harris-Perry show.

20 05, 2013

I’m Bad at Bragging, But….

By | May 20th, 2013|My Journey, Out and About|20 Comments

There may or may not be something awesome in the current issue of Uptown.

23 04, 2013

What Happens When BGG2WL Goes Back to College

By | April 23rd, 2013|My Journey, Out and About|16 Comments

What happened when I spoke at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass.

19 11, 2012

A Weekend With BlogHer 2012: Recaps, Rants, Raves and Relaxation

By | November 19th, 2012|My Journey, Out and About|10 Comments

A recap of my BlogHer Conference experience, and all the epic bloggers I met while there.

5 06, 2012

A Weekend In Philly: My Experience At The Blogging While Brown Conference

By | June 5th, 2012|My Journey, Out and About|8 Comments

I was granted an amazing opportunity to travel to Philadelphia, stay in the conference’s host hotel, and soak up the plethora of knowledge shared...