Author: Nicole Henry

Will You Eat My Yellow Starburst?: And Other Questions That I Hate

Anyone who knows me well knows that I hate my birthday. I do not know why I hate it, but I do. Even though I am very ok with not celebrating, people still insist on asking me what I want for gifts. This year, for my 30th birthday, I know exactly what I DON’T want. I do not want anyone to ask me these 10 things ever again…

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Spray Tan, Hot Damn!

I asked friends about spray tans and whether or not they would actually work. Would I look good or like an Oompa Loompa? After a lot of quality advice I decided that the spray tan was a go.

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Random Acts of Kindness

We live in a fast-paced world where we are expected to do a million different tasks not only quickly, but accurately. We get too little sleep, and have too many responsibilities, and we take far too little time for ourselves. This can leave people feeling overworked, underappreciated, and sometimes even depressed. Since our self care is often pushed to the wayside that also means that many of us probably feel that we have little to no time left to do anything for others.   Would you believe me if I told you that I have a way that you...

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A Day in the Life of a Fat Person

I am fat. I stand at 5’6 (and ½ )”  and weigh anywhere between 230 and 240 pounds. If you want to get technical, and refer to the good ol’ BMI chart, I would fall into the extremely obese range. Is this something I am proud of, no, but is it something that I allow to define me, absolutely not. Every day we are bombarded with images in the media telling us what beautiful looks like. Although the images have slowly begun to include people of all sizes, it is still quite striking to look at magazine covers in...

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