So, I’m dancing in the Jack Tent this year at the Reno Rodeo... if you’re from Reno you know that the Jack Tent is the place to be during Rodeo. It’s a blast and it is known for its dancers. Myself, and three other fine ladies, make up that group this year. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Stereotypes | Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover”
This is not a comfortable conversation at all, but that’s what this blog is all about, right? Honesty?!
A lot of people look at eating disorders as a “phase” in someone’s life. But, what many people don’t understand, and what most of us (who have had an eating disorder) go through, is wayyyyyy more complicated than a phase. An eating disorder is a mindset, and changing that mindset and your ideas about your body, isn’t always easy. For me, this has proven to be a constant battle… Continue reading “Uncomfortable: My Continuous Battle with Bulimia Nervosa”
We are told that we need to be “dimes” all the time. That our hair and makeup have to be perfect. That we can’t have an ounce of fat on us. That our outfit better be “on point”. Why? Because society has said so? Beauty is beauty, everyone is beautiful in their own way – and raw beauty is b-e-a-uuuuutiful. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Raw Beauty | Chillin with No Makeup on”
So, there are two main schools of thought on this:
a. We are telling our daughters to respect their bodies and respect themselves
b. We are telling our daughters that boys/men can’t always control theirselves – so they (our daughters) need to dress appropriately as to not gain improper or unwanted attention Continue reading “Uncomfortable: What Are We Saying to Our Daughters When We Tell Them to “Put some clothes on”?”
Ladies, how many times have you gotten hit on and thought, “Does that ever actually work for you?”… Lame pick up lines, cat calling, not knowing how to talk to a woman – let alone have a genuine conversation that doesn’t just scream, “HEY!! I’m trying to get in your pants!!!!” Guys (or gals), here’s 3 things you should NEVER do when you’re hitting on the female species 🙂 Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Dating | 3 Things You Should NEVER Do When You’re Hitting on a Woman”
Behind every great man, is an even greater woman. And that Superwoman, is my Mom.
While my Dad was being a Professional Badass (see Uncomfortable: My Dad the Professional Badass – Growing up with a Lieutenant Colonel), my Mom was the one holding down the fort with two kids. And for any woman who has done this, you know it’s not always an easy task. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Parenting | My Mom the Superwoman – Holding Down the Fort while Dad Played Pilot”
So, my first real relationship was when I was a Junior in High School. We had been friends for a while, and initially we had planned on being “friends with benefits” (sorry Mom and Dad). But, the more we got to know each other the more we liked each other – go figure – and that lead us down the yellow brick road to (theme music please) da-da-da-naaaa: dating.
The 5 most important things I learned from that relationship are as follows: Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Your “First Love” and What that Relationship Teaches You (Part1)”