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Happy Accidents

No Comments 29 May 2015

by Carlitta Howard

I love happy accidents. A happy accident is when you plan for one thing and a better thing comes along on it’s own. I spent hours searching for the perfect video that was supposed to be posted LAST NIGHT and had no luck. Fed up, this morning I bluntly typed in “happy poem” into my […]

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Music: Body Love by Mary Lambert

No Comments 17 May 2015

by Carlitta Howard

This song may be triggering, and mentions cutting and trauma The most profound line I heard from Mary Lambert’s song “Body Love” is “I know I am because I say I am.” I have had to practice telling myself that I am enough until I believed it first, and that others could believe it second. […]

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Video: 10 Honest Thoughts on Being Loved by a Skinny Boy

No Comments 20 April 2015

by Carlitta Howard

ADULT LANGUAGE “The phrase ‘Big girls need love too’ can go die in a fire. Fucking me does not require an asterisk. Loving me is not a fetish. Finding me beautiful is not a novelty. I am not a novelty.” – Rachel Wiley Rachel Wiley shares from a powerfully vulnerable place about her insecurities about being […]

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Video: The Tampon Poem by Sierra DeMulder

No Comments 14 April 2015

by Carlitta Howard

ADULT LANGUAGE When I had my first visit from my “Little Friend,” I pleaded to the Good Lord to change me into a boy. The seething and annoying pain. The mess. The odd smell. The shame. The potential embarrassment. Not being able to talk about it openly with my peers because of the attached taboo… […]

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Video: Melissa May – “Dear Ursula” (WoWPS 2014)

No Comments 13 April 2015

by Carlitta Howard

ADULT LANGUAGE This poem is about the controversial decision to alter Ursula the Sea Witch’s appearance to fit an haute couture status quo. While my favorite Disney villain has been and always will be Cruella DeVil, I have always had a soft spot for Ursula and her full figure. It has always been important to […]

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Video: Android: Friends Furever

No Comments 01 April 2015

Carlitta Howard

I have befriended people I never thought I would be friends with. They each have taught me valuable lessons in many subjects and come from all walks of life. The most important lesson they’ve taught me is to be more empathetic to things that I do not understand, and to be patient with my personal […]

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Video: “One Size Fits All” On Different Body Types

No Comments 24 March 2015

by Carlitta Howard

I do not fit into a one-size-fits-all mold. Everyone is different in mentality, physical features, genetic makeup…different. I’ve always wondered, with that being common knowledge, why social stigmas and clothing labels still attempt to lump people under one umbrella. Since watching this video, I have been comforted in knowing that there is physical evidence that […]

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Video: Campaigning for Body Positivity

No Comments 17 March 2015

by Carlitta Howard

I hope this video gives you the courage to be happy with yourself, despite the labels that society has placed on you. Be YOU because no one else is qualified. Love yourself. Be strong, Love Warriors! You are UNIQUE! When was the last time you celebrated yourself? Have you taken some time to dance today? […]

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Video: Be Brave

No Comments 15 March 2015

by Carlitta Howard

Last year I had an ovarian cancer scare. I was afraid, angry and confused and thought my life was one huge cosmic joke just nearing its punch line. I told a total of 2 people while I was awaiting my test results, and once I was cleared, I told the whole world, also known as […]

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Video: Finding Your Tribe

No Comments 06 March 2015

by Carlitta Howard

Over the years I have made some incredible friends. While we are all different in many ways, we have one common interest: each other. We are our biggest supporters outside of our families. We are our own little niche in the world. We live all over the world and find ways to connect in any […]

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