Category: Fierce Females

A Shout out to All Those Struggling with Body Image

I recently shared the photo above on my social media feeds. They are before and after pics with a slightly different slant. Before: Weight low. Self-esteem lower. Obsessed with how…

A Story of Self Acceptance (Notes from a Woman Who Made Her Own Rules)

  “It is not the critic who counts”. How many times have I read those words from Theodore Roosevelt? How many times have I repeated them? And yet, recently I’d…

To the Man Who Asked Me If I Swallow

A few days ago, as I was walking from the subway to my apartment, I was stopped by a man who began speaking to me. I had my headphones in…

The Women Who Said Yes to Themselves

Warrior woman, I see you. I see you every day. I see you as you walk past me on the street, weaving through crowded avenues, your feet sinking into the…

The Burn of the Creative Torch: Notes from a Fired Up Writer

I got all fired up this week. Maybe there was some full moon crazy going on, maybe my inner Leo needed to do some roaring or perhaps my heart just…

Dear Stomach Hanging Over My Jeans: You Are Awesome

In 2009 my body was a bit of a mess. I’d had an acute attack of pancreatitis which had left me hospitalised and drained and hot on the heels of…

Finding My Tribe, And Coming Home to Myself

Birth to 38. I was on the outside. Looking in. My face pressed up against the glass. My fingers leaving telltale smudges that spoke of longing. Of wanting to be…

Why I’m Good Enough Exactly As I Am (And So Are You)

“When one is pretending the entire body revolts.” ~Anaïs Nin I’ve lost count of the number of articles I’ve seen informing me that as somebody who regularly works from home,…

Shine Your Own Light and Let Go of Envy

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” ~Marianne…

For All The Women Who Came Before Me

Long before my beating heart emerged into this lifetime, the earth felt the footfall of countless other warrior women who came before me. Too few of their stories made the…

10 Things I Want to Know About You (And 10 Things I Don’t)

Turning forty is something that is remarked upon often in our society. It's an age that is associated as a pivotal point. A definitive year. Yet most of the conversations…

The Way of the Female Warrior

The female warrior roams the lands of each earth. She knows the hue of every sky and she’s felt the tears of countless raging storms. She knows the barren land…

15 Mantras for Fierce Females

In honor of fierce females everywhere. These are for you: 1) Know your worth. Know every drop of the wonder that you are. Don't discard the parts that are tainted and…

The Taboo That Still Surrounds The Aging Woman

Vintage wine is savored. Vintage cars exclaimed over. Vintage clothes coveted. Yet the vintage woman remains uncelebrated.  From the moment we are born society sets expectations of us. We are…