Over the past couple of years, the body-positive movement has really come forward. Social media is filled with cutesy, confidence-boosting posts. People, especially women, are working harder to become each other’s cheerleaders and society, in general, is become better (though still far from perfect) at celebrating thick thighs, hip dips, back rolls, and all other…

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It’s the end of a decade, and what a decade it’s been! Ten years ago I was 20 years old, in my third year of university, and I’d never even been on a plane. And yet, somehow, here I am at 30 having visited 60 countries and running my own business that allows me to…

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Thirty, flirty, and thriving. I remember that quote from the movie 13 going on 30; the story of an awkward teenager who wishes to fast forward her life until she was 30. Then, at 30, she becomes this beautiful successful woman with a high-flying job, fabulous clothes, and incredible apartment, and a smoking hot boyfriend.…

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Roseville, Minnesota

A couple of weeks ago I had an Instagram comment that really annoyed me. It was buried in a lot of text but there it was, staring me boldly in the face: “free travel”. The comment was in regards to content I had been posting in January about my trip to the Middle East, specifically Israel,…

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