Beach Bodies, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

I love the beach, but perhaps not for the exact same reasons that other people do. Yes, the sun and water and sand are all lovely. The sound of the ocean persistently crashing against the shore is indeed the most soothing of melodies. And salt water is really great for my hair. However, one of my favorite things about going to the beach, or even to a neighborhood pool, is witnessing the beauty and diversity in the forms of human…

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Thoughts on Spring Fashion and Body Image

It seems that spring might finally be here to stay in the Carolinas, despite a few little cold snaps. My yard has been in bloom for a few weeks now, the trees are finally starting to leaf out, and when I had my windows open the other day there was actually a warm breeze blowing through. I realize that, living in the south, I don’t have a lot of room to complain about the winter. However, it certainly feels good…

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Fashion Challenge 2018

When I was in college, I worked for a while in the theater costume shop and it remains one of my most favorite experiences. Not just the atmosphere itself, though that was pretty great, but I loved the thought process that went in to the different looks we created for the characters and specific plays. It helped me to realize that our appearances can tell a story, whether we want them to or not, and this can be a powerful…

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