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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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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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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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Lunch With Tamara and Sher Malas

SHS / September 17, 2018

I met my new neighbors, plus sized fashion designers Tamara and Sher Malas at this place in the East Village called D.B.A. that says yes to dogs and no to children. “No Bud, no Miller, no Stella, no Blue Moon, no Corona, no B*llsh%t* Amazing. Tamara and I bonded in what I know will one day become an iconic moment…

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