24 April 2016

Thief

felt almost like myself for four whole hours yesterday which is monumental. Like Lincoln Monument monumental in what feels like the void of depression, ’cause no matter how many times this shit happens I forget all the intricacies of how depression truly feels. I don’t want to write this now. I want to curl back up in my bed with my dog. Screw being outside in the wind and sunshine. Screw this coffee cup and this day.   Continue reading
21 April 2016

This Is Just One Story

Sometimes, all the tricks I have in my personal mental health management bag don’t work. They just don’t. Meditating, journaling, watching stand up comedy, grounding, reaching out to a friend, listening to my jams, the makeup and play pretties… All the gajillion things I know to do can’t keep me afloat. That’s the nature of mental illness. Sometimes, I can’t pull enough tricks out of a bag until I distract the Crazies and they settle down.

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17 April 2016

Photoshop Can’t Erase It but Self Love Can

Writer: Beth Hallman | I can remember my mama sendin’ my oldest sister back into the bathroom, with a washcloth soaked in rubbing alcohol, to scrub the back of her neck. My sister was eight years older than me and fat. She wasn’t quite as fat as our mama who should have understood that the discoloration on the back of my sister’s neck wasn’t dirt. Our mama should have known those discolored places weren’t comin’ off with rubbing alcohol, no matter how hard my sister scrubbed her skin raw…
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6 April 2016

Pocketbooks

Writer: Beth Hallman | Sisters, y’all may carry purses, but I carry a pocketbook. I usually flip over my right arm over, slide my pocketbook on, and display it like a piece of jewelry. In this place of honor, it magically infuses my hips with a little more sway. I walk with a touch more sass through the heat of my life in South Georgia…
On the Plus Side is a blog, forum and community for Upper Plus Size women to come and join the conversation. On the Plus Side is hosted and sponsored by MiB. Our Forum is a safe space for you to come and discuss any and all topics you wish, and our blog is written by a collective of experts on topics including Plus Size Fashion to Body Positivity to Plus Size Travel and Lifestyle. We invite you to come and read our articles, share your thoughts, make a profile and dive into the conversation in our forums. This is a positive and supportive community for YOU!