Depression as an Extrovert

I'm an ENFJ. For those of you not familiar with what that means, it's a personality code, and I happen to have the same one as Barack Obama. Future President alert?? Among the many things that each letter stands for, the one letter I'm focused on for the purpose of this post is the E.... Continue Reading →

As Women, How Do We Heal?

I've been thinking a lot lately about healing. How do we heal ourselves, as women, from the societal pressure that's been put on us since we were old enough to read? As women, the odds are automatically stacked against us. We have to work twice as hard for the same reward. For women of color,... Continue Reading →

Moving Forward, Not Looking Back

TW: suicide, self harm  I didn't think I wanted to write about this. I thought it was petty and stupid and didn't deserve it's own post. But now that I've sat with it for about 24 hours, I know it's right to just put it out there. To be honest and vulnerable in the hopes... Continue Reading →

Being Plus Sized – Pt. 5

Welcome to the last part of the Being Plus Sized Series. Thanks for sticking with me this far! I want to wrap up this series talking about how we can form relationships and networks and support groups through our self acceptance journeys. I want to talk about the importance of having a tribe of people... Continue Reading →

Ep. 8 – This Is America w/ Rekha Mitchell

On this week's episode of Sincerely, Em I sit down with Rekha Mitchell, a young black woman who is sharing her experiences with racism and self-caring through the current political climate. You'll also hear about how she manages to stay positive despite being torn down by the people closest to her. I'm so impressed by... Continue Reading →

Being Plus Sized – Pt. 4

In the last few posts in this series, I talked a lot about doing the work towards self-acceptance. Doing the work to accept your body, accept where you're at, and find liberation from the notion that your self-worth is not tied to the fat on your body. Doing the work means that you are taking... Continue Reading →

Being Plus Sized – Pt. 2

Today, for the first time in two years, I went to the pool. Now I know what you're thinking--- cool Em, no one cares. Well, I hope you're not thinking that. I care. It's been two years. Not because I haven't wanted to. Not because I didn't have unlimited access to a pool any time... Continue Reading →

Ep. 6 – Anxiety

We're talking about anxiety on this week's episode of Sincerely, Em. Anxiety comes in all different forms and a lot of us deal with it daily. Tune in to hear more about my journey with anxiety and the things I've  done to make it part of my every day life.  Episode Notes: Anxiety and Depression... Continue Reading →

Chunky Legs

Let's talk about societal norms, shall we? The ones that look like 5'10" and 110 pounds. The ones that have shaped my view of "beautiful" since the age of 10 when I first realized I had an eating disorder. For example, I've had chunky legs for as long as I can remember. It's just a... Continue Reading →

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