For as long as I can remember, my peer group has always consisted of mostly Filipinos. Growing up, and even sometimes now, the one thing that everyone seemed to always point out was our contrasting skin colors. A lot of my friends had lighter skin, and I always heard remarks such as "You're so dark!" … Continue reading The Skin I’m In
Last summer, I was diagnosed with alopecia areata. Basically, this is a disease that causes my body to attack my hair follicles resulting in my hair falling out in large chunks. Specifically, I developed three large bald spots at the top of my head. If you've ever had to wait for an appointment with a … Continue reading Does Biotin Actually Work?
Something that I think has been an issue for me for pretty much all my life is my weight... Or lack of. It makes me extremely uncomfortable being constantly told how skinny I am, being told that I should eat more, being told that I'm lucky I'm so small, "why do you want to gain more … Continue reading I GET IT!
Do you ever notice how quick society is to put down someone who feels any remotely positive feelings about themselves? Or even on a smaller scale.. do you ever notice how people around you get shocked when you openly tell people that you love yourself? This is something I deal with constantly and maybe some … Continue reading