Nice to meet you!

For those of you that know me, and those that don’t, I am a model in the plus size industry and an advocate for Body Diversity. I am currently on a mission to find others like me with strong minds and big hearts, interested in bringing about a new beauty revolution. The greatest way to influence change is to do something about it! It’s time to take action.  All the lessons I’ve learned through friends, romantic relationships and the industry are my fuel to inspire a new conversation. The lessons we learn in life will either make or break you… and they broke me for a bit… but now, 3 years later, I’m turning it around.

We find out at a young age that first impressions are defined by how we look. I have to agree that first impressions are important, but that shouldn’t be the end all. Being in the fashion industry has forced me to take an in depth look at these superficial ideals and at myself.  I have come to the conclusion that in order to have any sense fulfillment in life we have to learn to redefine what beauty IS . We should always look deeper at a person’s character, actions and behaviors. Wouldn’t that provide us with a deeper sense of connection? We won’t stand a chance if we are always judging each other and ourselves! The judgment can stop with one person at a time changing a negative thought or idea.

Being a model I have personally struggled with the issue of people making assumptions about me solely based on my looks. I am very fortunate to be able to do what I love, but the career path I have chosen does comes with a price. I have seen too many girls and guys, including myself lose their sense of identity.

It’s time for me to take all of my experiences, and the tough but important lessons I have learned, to share and grow with other people who can relate and be inspired by my journey. I feel honored to have the opportunity to encourage change and instigate a rebellious conversation about beauty. Accept my invitation to join me on this quest!

Moroccan Oil Curl Cream

Moroccan Oil Curl Cream

During the summer I love to embrace my natural wavy hair. Why torture myself in the heat by pointing a blazing hot dryer at myself? I add Moroccan Oil Curl cream to my hair when it’s wet to add definition, tone down frizz and add shine. It’s the best way to get that beach wavy hair and still be able to run my fingers through it!

A glint in your eye:

A glint in your eye:

A sparkle in your baby blues doesn’t always have to come from a great idea or a naughty thought. When I’m looking for a dash of glam, I go nuts with URBAN DECAY’S HEAVY METAL glitter eyeliners. They come in lots of colors but I love the teal (Stagedive) and gold (Baked) ones; they just happen to work with my eyes and skin colors. But there are enough colors for everyone of every complexion and are impossible not to play with and when wearing it it’s impossible to not get noticed! Even straight men will compliment me and that is saying a lot. I get different effects putting it on the inner corners, outer corners and lower lash lines of my eyes- anything goes really! Have some fun with it! When I wear them during the day I feel like a little kid doing sparkly princess make up. At night, I add the glitter to smoky eyes and am instantly a disco queen. This look pictured above was a more dramatic look for a music festival I went to recently! For a more subtle sparkle I just put the gold on my inner eyes. Get creative and send me pics! I like the nightlife, I got to boogie!

My hair gets very tangly after washing it, so I use a blob (about the size of a quarter) of Moroccan oil in my hair.  It softens, defrizzes, detangles and smells AMAZING!

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