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PLUS SIZE PTSD- The Reason Why Plus Sized Women Are Not Shopping at Their Full Potential

SHS / September 14, 2019

At the close of New York Fashion Week something is very obvious. While fashion has become “more inclusive” at the highest level with a few plus sized bloggers sprinkled in the mix at the cool fashion shows and one or two perfectly proportioned size 18 models slaying the catwalk, it is still not ok to be fat. A recent Glamour…

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Homeless in New York City

SHS / July 17, 2019

In the morning I was moving into a lovely 800 sq. ft two bedroom apartment in Queens, by the afternoon I was homeless, sobbing on a friends couch surrounded by all my belongings. This is New York. I woke up in the morning excited, packed and ready to go. Rent, broker and deposit paid. Lease signed. Couch ordered. Friends coming…

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Influencers, plus size fashion, plus size model, plus size swim suit, Uncategorized

Best Affordable Swimsuits for Plus Size Bodies- ZAFUL

SHS / June 19, 2019

Swimsuit season can trigger panic even in the most generally relaxed and confident woman. Being semi-naked in front of others can be intimidating.  I grew up in the Caribbean, so water based activities abounded. Based on the subtle disapproving looks from adults whenever I put on a bathing suit, overhearing my parents complain to others about how fat I was and listening…

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Hotel 17- A Safe Haven for Creatives in the City

SHS / December 30, 2018

I found Hotel 17 on Air BNB. I chose this spot for my extended stay in NYC because it is located on 17th, between 2nd and 3rd avenue opposite the historic Stuyvesant Park in Manhattan, a 10 minute walk from Union Square and it’s affordable pricing. It is the definition of an old school New York Hotel. Small dorm-like rooms,…

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Influencers, Uncategorized

What I Wanted to Say- #BloggersGiveBack

SHS / November 14, 2018

The historical event #BloggersGiveBack took place at the FIT Design Entrepreneurs Collaborative 520 8th Avenue Suite 1202, New York, NY 10018 from 6:30-9:30PM Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. A highly curated and diverse group of 200 of New York City’s top influencers and bloggers, models, celebrities, modeling and PR agencies, media and brands with a combined global reach of well over 20 million, have come together to provide clothing donations to Housing Works and in partnership with the media, redefine the terms “Blogger/ Influencer” as being someone who only works for their own benefit, to being someone who can affect positive change in society.

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Let’s Talk Value

SHS / November 11, 2018

This post is in partnership with Macy’s City Chic Collection. I want to share a story with you about value. I met a man recently who was telling me about his business. The technology they developed was far superior to that what which was offered on the market. They decided to sell it to companies for $1,000 per month to…

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A True Model Story

SHS / October 23, 2018

When I left Trinidad in September 2018 I decided that I wanted to be a fit model. I love fashion and design, I wanted to learn about fit and serve as a human mannequin working with designers. I like fit modelling because you can do it forever once your body is consistent. My plan was to get to Manhattan and…

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The Me Too Movement and Men

SHS / October 4, 2018

With the implosion of the Me Too Movement (which is of course so important) I recently realized something. Men are also hurting. I am not condoning any sort of behavior from men that makes women feel uncomfortable but I also think it is important to consider the underlying problem which is societal attitudes towards consent and cultural indoctrination of what…

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