2 05, 2014

Not-So-Big Love: When Losing Weight Turns Into A Marriage Proposal

By | May 2nd, 2014|My Journey|81 Comments

A bunch of words that say, in short, that I'm engaged now!

24 04, 2014

World AIDS Day: Go Get Tested!

By | April 24th, 2014|Health News|2 Comments

Information on getting tested, and the meaning of World Aids Day.

13 03, 2014

Q&A Wednesday: Weight Changes, Body Awareness & The Creeper Effect

By | March 13th, 2014|Q&A Wednesday|14 Comments

Can you feel yourself losing weight the same as gaining it?

13 03, 2014

What Does Healing Look Like?

By | March 13th, 2014|Social Construct|0 Comments

For survivors of sexual violence, what DOES healing look like? Inside, I offer my thoughts.

13 11, 2013

Q&A Wednesday: Does Sex Really Make Your Booty Big[ger]?

By | November 13th, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|26 Comments

Q: erika, does sex really make yor booty bigger?

11 11, 2013

Q&A Wednesday: Sabotage From A Significant Other?

By | November 11th, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|21 Comments

Q: He has terrible eating habits and he is defensive about them... help!

7 11, 2013

On Badu and Our Bodies: Are We Comfortable In Our Own Skin?

By | November 7th, 2013|Beauty, Social Construct, Standards of Black Beauty, The Op-Eds|17 Comments

I had my moment of analyzing Erykah Badu's latest video, and then - like most things pop culture - I was over it. Until... I just so happened to read Naked & Unashamed, and catch this quote at the end: "People have to be comfortable in their own skin before they can be comfortable with [...]

24 10, 2013

Q&A Wednesday: What’s This About Erectile Dysfunction?

By | October 24th, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|5 Comments

Q: I saw ur tweets about prcessed food causing erectile dysfunction... how does that work? Keeping it up or getting it up at all?

27 08, 2013

How Losing Weight Made Me A Feminist

By | August 27th, 2013|My Journey|37 Comments

Feminism isn't all about hating men and burning bras, y'all.

15 08, 2013

Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, & Weight Gain: Facing Facts

By | August 15th, 2013|Body Image, My Journey, Social Construct|83 Comments

Do sexual harassment and sexual assault play a large role in our emotional eating and weight problem?

20 06, 2013

A Follow Up To Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault & Weight Gain: Facing Insensitivity

By | June 20th, 2013|Body Image, The Op-Eds|57 Comments

'You let your ass get fat over this stupid stuff, and now you can't get a man!'

29 04, 2013

High Heels, A Pole… and Me?

By | April 29th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Exercise 101, It's All Mental, Strength Training|63 Comments

Yes. I said it. High heels. A pole …and me.

17 04, 2013

R.I.P. To The Panty Collection… And The Bras… And The Shoes… And…

By | April 17th, 2013|My Journey|81 Comments

The little things we don't think about when we lose weight...

1 04, 2013

Pole Dance For Jesus? Don’t Mind If I Do!

By | April 1st, 2013|News Feed|17 Comments

Women in the Houston area are pole dancing once a month ... for Jesus.

28 03, 2013

CBS Sunday Morning Hilariously Covers The US Pole Championships

By | March 28th, 2013|Video Vault|8 Comments

CBS Sunday Morning covers pole dancing. Awesome video inside.

28 02, 2013

Weight Loss… and Your Libido

By | February 28th, 2013|Did You Know, My Journey|73 Comments

Discussing the increase in sex drive a woman experiences when she loses weight.

24 12, 2012

On A Scale Of 1-10, How Much Does This Offend You?

By | December 24th, 2012|Social Construct|38 Comments

"The message: your wife [...] is too fat. Solution: adultery."

2 08, 2012

Body Image, Self-Worth & Sexuality: Dark Skin, A New Documentary

By | August 2nd, 2012|Beauty, Black Hair, Body Image, Social Construct, Standards of Black Beauty|57 Comments

A new documentary shines a light on the struggles of women of a deeper hue.

27 03, 2012

Why I Rock The Red Pump

By | March 27th, 2012|Health and Health Care|13 Comments

A brief discussion about overall health and wellness... not just weight.

5 10, 2011

Black Women, Our Bodies & Perceptions of Beauty: The Booty

By | October 5th, 2011|Standards of Black Beauty|70 Comments

No more prevalent, in the lonnnng list of reasons why women like me don't work out, is the excuse of the booty.