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Every body is beautiful.

What I write about

Fat Acceptance & Body Liberation • Beauty • Fashion • Lifestyle • Health • Travel • Food & Drink • Branded Content

 Fat Acceptance & Body Liberation 

Good Housekeeping, Sept. 2021

Good Housekeeping, Sept. 2021

“Have You Lost Weight?” Is Not a Compliment

Flare, Feb 2018

Why Is Plus-Size Shopping in Canada the Actual Worst?

Flare, Feb. 2018

These Canadians Are on a Mission to Prove Every Body Deserves Love

Flare, March 2018

Newsflash: You Don’t Have to Be a Certain Size to Slay the Lingerie-for-Day Trend

Flare, April 2018

As a Plus-Size Woman, It Was Hard to Ignore the Ugliness of I Feel Pretty

The Kit, Dec. 2017

The Heroine That Horror Movies Are Still Missing

Best Health - 5 things to know about Meredith Shaw

Best Health, Aug. 2020

5 Things to Know About Body-Positive Advocate (and Accidental Cooking Star) Meredith Shaw

Chatelaine, May 2019

‘I Can’t Magically Shrink Myself To Accommodate Others.’ Why I Called Out A Fat-Shamer On A Flight

Flare, Aug. 2018

When You Call Yourself Fat, You’re Not Only Insulting Yourself

Flare, June 2018

Why Are Advertisers Still Trying to Make “Beach Bodies” a Thing?

Flare, Jan. 2018

15 Canadian Women on What It Really Means to Be Body Positive RN

Flare, Dec. 2017

12 Days of Feminists: Lora Grady on the Electrifying Lindy West

This, Oct. 2016

Canadian women should take up more space

Chatelaine, July 2013

Living large: How I learned to embrace plus-sized bikinis

Good Housekeeping, Sept. 2021

Good Housekeeping, Sept. 2021

“Have You Lost Weight?” Is Not a Compliment

Best Health - 5 things to know about Meredith Shaw

Best Health, Aug. 2020

5 Things to Know About Body-Positive Advocate (and Accidental Cooking Star) Meredith Shaw

Chatelaine, May 2019

‘I Can’t Magically Shrink Myself To Accommodate Others.’ Why I Called Out A Fat-Shamer On A Flight

Flare, Aug. 2018

When You Call Yourself Fat, You’re Not Only Insulting Yourself

Flare, April 2018

As a Plus-Size Woman, It Was Hard to Ignore the Ugliness of I Feel Pretty

Flare, March 2018

Newsflash: You Don’t Have to Be a Certain Size to Slay the Lingerie-for-Day Trend

Flare, Feb 2018

Why Is Plus-Size Shopping in Canada the Actual Worst?

Flare, Feb. 2018

These Canadians Are on a Mission to Prove Every Body Deserves Love

Flare, June 2018

Why Are Advertisers Still Trying to Make “Beach Bodies” a Thing?

Flare, Jan. 2018

15 Canadian Women on What It Really Means to Be Body Positive RN

Flare, Dec. 2017

12 Days of Feminists: Lora Grady on the Electrifying Lindy West

The Kit, Dec. 2017

The Heroine That Horror Movies Are Still Missing

This, Oct. 2016

Canadian women should take up more space

Chatelaine, July 2013

Living large: How I learned to embrace plus-sized bikinis

Beauty

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Cosmetics Magazine

Check out the current issue of Cosmetics magazine

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Cosmetics Magazine, Summer 2022

Trend to Try: Peachy Keen

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Best Health, Sept. 2021

6 Korean Skincare Brands in Canada You Need to Know About

Chatelaine Magazine Website

Chatelaine.com, July 2022

How To Pack A Carry-On Travel Beauty Bag

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Cosmetics Magazine, Summer 2022

Ingredient 101: Succulent Skincare

Flare, Aug. 2018

Bye Forever, Chub Rub! This New Prod Is a Total Game-Changer

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Cosmetics Magazine

Check out the current issue of Cosmetics magazine

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Cosmetics Magazine, Summer 2022

Trend to Try: Peachy Keen

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Cosmetics Magazine, Summer 2022

Ingredient 101: Succulent Skincare

Chatelaine Magazine Website

Chatelaine.com, July 2022

How To Pack A Carry-On Travel Beauty Bag

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Best Health, Sept. 2021

6 Korean Skincare Brands in Canada You Need to Know About

Flare, Aug. 2018

Bye Forever, Chub Rub! This New Prod Is a Total Game-Changer

Fashion

Refinery29 - 15 Pretty PS Dresses

Refinery29, March 2021

15 Pretty Plus-Size Dresses

Refinery29 - Plus Size Loungewear

Refinery29, May 2020

Plus-Size Loungewear You’ll Never Want To Take Off

The Kit, May 2015

The Crop Top Trend (for the real world)

Refinery29 - 10 Plus Size Bathing Suits

Refinery29, July 2020

10 Plus-Size Bathing Suits To Beat The Heat In

Refinery29 - 15 Pretty PS Dresses

Fashion Magazine, Aug. 2019

The Liberation of Being Body Positive: One Plus-Size Writer on What Lizzo Means to Her

Refinery29 - 10 Essential PS JacketsWEB

Refinery29, May 2020

10 Essential (& Affordable) Plus-Size Spring Jackets

Flare, May 2018

I’m Breaking Up With Rompers This Summer

Flare, April 2017

I’m a Curvy Babe & I Wear My Fave Foods on My Sleeve, Literally

Refinery29 - 15 Pretty PS Dresses

Refinery29, March 2021

15 Pretty Plus-Size Dresses

Refinery29 - 10 Plus Size Bathing Suits

Refinery29, July 2020

10 Plus-Size Bathing Suits To Beat The Heat In

Refinery29 - Plus Size Loungewear

Refinery29, May 2020

Plus-Size Loungewear You’ll Never Want To Take Off

Refinery29 - 10 Essential PS JacketsWEB

Refinery29, May 2020

10 Essential (& Affordable) Plus-Size Spring Jackets

Refinery29 - 15 Pretty PS Dresses

Fashion Magazine, Aug. 2019

The Liberation of Being Body Positive: One Plus-Size Writer on What Lizzo Means to Her

Flare, May 2018

I’m Breaking Up With Rompers This Summer

Flare, April 2017

I’m a Curvy Babe & I Wear My Fave Foods on My Sleeve, Literally

The Kit, May 2015

The Crop Top Trend (for the real world)

 Lifestyle 

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Maclean's Magazine, Sept 2022

Canadian pop newcomer Jessia is rising to new heights

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Chatelaine, June 2021

The Pros And Cons Of Giving Up The Chase For My Dream Job

Toronto Life - My Mother, Myself

Toronto Life, June 2020

My Mother, Myself

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Chatelaine, March 2015

Is The Good Will the most woman-friendly bar in Canada?

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Maclean's Magazine, July 2022

How Olympic sprinter Sam Effah spends his money

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Parents Canada, June 2021

How To Teach Your Kids To Use Inclusive Language

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Flare, July 2018

We Love A Summer Music Festival—But Are They Really Safe Spaces for Women?

Chatelaine, Feb. 2015

10 ways to survive a winter weekend trapped indoors

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Chatelaine, Sept. 2012

How she helped launch Nelly Furtado’s career

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Maclean's Magazine, July 2022

Osheaga co-founder Nick Farkas has a thing for string lights

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Chatelaine, May 2021

Why You Should Catch Up With The Hilarious, Relatable Show Shrill

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Chatelaine, May 2015

Meet Harveen Sandhu, the new face of Eliza Doolittle

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Chatelaine, March 2015

Meet the woman who’s schooling adults in sex ed

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Maclean's Magazine, Sept 2022

Canadian pop newcomer Jessia is rising to new heights

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

Maclean's Magazine, July 2022

How Olympic sprinter Sam Effah spends his money

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

Maclean's Magazine, July 2022

Osheaga co-founder Nick Farkas has a thing for string lights

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

Chatelaine, June 2021

The Pros And Cons Of Giving Up The Chase For My Dream Job

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

Parents Canada, June 2021

How To Teach Your Kids To Use Inclusive Language

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

Chatelaine, May 2021

Why You Should Catch Up With The Hilarious, Relatable Show Shrill

Toronto Life - My Mother, Myself

Toronto Life, June 2020

My Mother, Myself

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Flare, July 2018

We Love A Summer Music Festival—But Are They Really Safe Spaces for Women?

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

Chatelaine, May 2015

Meet Harveen Sandhu, the new face of Eliza Doolittle

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

Chatelaine, March 2015

Is The Good Will the most woman-friendly bar in Canada?

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

Chatelaine, March 2015

Meet the woman who’s schooling adults in sex ed

Chatelaine, Feb. 2015

10 ways to survive a winter weekend trapped indoors

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Chatelaine, Sept. 2012

How she helped launch Nelly Furtado’s career

 Health 

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Chatelaine, May 2020

Can You Stretch Your Way To Better Health?

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Chatelaine, March 2013

What is osteopathy and does it work? We tried it to find out

Best Health - 7 Amazing Podcasts to Shake Up Your Quar-Routine

Best Health, Aug. 2020

7 Amazing Podcasts to Shake Up Your Quar-Routine

Chatelaine - The Basic Daily Pandemic RoutineWEB

Chatelaine, July 2020

The Basic Daily Routine That’s Getting Me Through This Pandemic

Best Health - 7 Amazing Podcasts to Shake Up Your Quar-Routine

Best Health, Aug. 2020

7 Amazing Podcasts to Shake Up Your Quar-Routine

Chatelaine - The Basic Daily Pandemic RoutineWEB

Chatelaine, July 2020

The Basic Daily Routine That’s Getting Me Through This Pandemic

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Chatelaine, May 2020

Can You Stretch Your Way To Better Health?

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Chatelaine, March 2013

What is osteopathy and does it work? We tried it to find out

Travel

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The Globe and Mail, Feb. 2022

Fairmont joins forces with Cirque Éloize to present immersive cabaret experience

The Kit, Sept. 2017

C’est Vrai: Travelling to Paris Leads to Self-Discovery

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Chatelaine, Jan. 2013

Quebec city: A chic and charming winter travel destination

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Chatelaine, April 2015

Gourmet getaway: A culinary tour of Charlottetown, PEI

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The Globe and Mail, Feb. 2022

Fairmont joins forces with Cirque Éloize to present immersive cabaret experience

The Kit, Sept. 2017

C’est Vrai: Travelling to Paris Leads to Self-Discovery

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Chatelaine, April 2015

Gourmet getaway: A culinary tour of Charlottetown, PEI

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Chatelaine, Jan. 2013

Quebec city: A chic and charming winter travel destination

Food & Drink

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S/ Magazine, Summer 2022

Œuvres Sensibles Designer Sarah Espeute on Cherishing Sensitivity in her Tableware 

Branded Content

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Toronto Star, Aug 2022

This Kitchener entrepreneur is bulldozing stereotypes in construction

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MaRS Discovery District, June 2022

5 things we learned from author Margaret Atwood and MaRS CEO Yung Wu at Collision

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Toronto Star, June 2022

The internet is not designed for people with disabilities. This Toronto entrepreneur is changing that

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Toronto Star, April 2022

Tech and toddlers: How Toronto’s daycares are going digital

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StartUp Here Toronto, July 2022

Using tech to connect seniors

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StartUp Here Toronto, Dec. 2021

How Sitti won over consumers with products that support refugees

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StartUp Here Toronto, Aug. 2021

New venture finds a delicious way to support female farmers in Ethiopia

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StartUp Here Toronto, Feb. 2022

How Reeddi went from dorm room dream to Time magazine’s best inventions list

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StartUp Here Toronto, Nov. 2021

Secret sauce: How General Assembly scaled up business 50-fold within months

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StartUp Here Toronto, Aug. 2021

This free program lets Toronto artists and small business owners launch professional online stores

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StartUp Here Toronto, Oct. 2021

This Toronto couple created a startup to help empower Canadians—even after death

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StartUp Here Toronto, Aug. 2021

How one woman’s apparel line is bringing African textiles to Canada with beautiful, functional fashions

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theHub from Walmart Canada, July 2022

Quick Tips for Buying a New Cell Phone

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theHub from Walmart Canada, Feb. 2022

How to Organize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

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theHub from Walmart Canada, May 2021

Your Guide to Choosing Healthy Dog Food

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theHub from Walmart Canada, June 2021

The 8 Best Electric Toothbrushes for the Whole Family

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theHub from Walmart Canada, May 2022

9 Kitchen Organization Ideas to Save You Time

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theHub from Walmart Canada, Feb. 2022

10 Spring-Cleaning Tasks That Only Take 15 Minutes 

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theHub from Walmart Canada, Aug. 2021

Your Complete Guide to Table and Floor Lamps

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theHub from Walmart Canada, June 2022

11 Modern Kitchen Trends for 2022

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theHub from Walmart Canada, Feb. 2022

Our 8 Favourite Shampoos of 2022

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theHub from Walmart Canada, Aug. 2021

9 Storage Ideas for Every Part of Your House

Branded Content

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

Toronto Star, Aug 2022

This Kitchener entrepreneur is bulldozing stereotypes in construction

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

MaRS Discovery District, June 2022

5 things we learned from author Margaret Atwood and MaRS CEO Yung Wu at Collision

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

Toronto Star, June 2022

The internet is not designed for people with disabilities. This Toronto entrepreneur is changing that

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

Toronto Star, April 2022

Tech and toddlers: How Toronto’s daycares are going digital

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

StartUp Here Toronto, July 2022

Using tech to connect seniors

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

theHub from Walmart Canada, July 2022

Quick Tips for Buying a New Cell Phone

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

theHub from Walmart Canada, June 2022

11 Modern Kitchen Trends for 2022

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

theHub from Walmart Canada, May 2022

9 Kitchen Organization Ideas to Save You Time

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

theHub from Walmart Canada, Feb. 2022

Our 8 Favourite Shampoos of 2022

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

theHub from Walmart Canada, Feb. 2022

10 Spring-Cleaning Tasks That Only Take 15 Minutes 

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

theHub from Walmart Canada, Feb. 2022

How to Organize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

StartUp Here Toronto, Feb. 2022

How Reeddi went from dorm room dream to Time magazine’s best inventions list

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

StartUp Here Toronto, Dec. 2021

How Sitti won over consumers with products that support refugees

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

StartUp Here Toronto, Nov. 2021

Secret sauce: How General Assembly scaled up business 50-fold within months

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

StartUp Here Toronto, Oct. 2021

This Toronto couple created a startup to help empower Canadians—even after death

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

theHub from Walmart Canada, Aug. 2021

9 Storage Ideas for Every Part of Your House

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

StartUp Here Toronto, Aug. 2021

New venture finds a delicious way to support female farmers in Ethiopia

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

StartUp Here Toronto, Aug. 2021

This free program lets Toronto artists and small business owners launch professional online stores

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

theHub from Walmart Canada, Aug. 2021

Your Complete Guide to Table and Floor Lamps

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

StartUp Here Toronto, Aug. 2021

How one woman’s apparel line is bringing African textiles to Canada with beautiful, functional fashions

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

theHub from Walmart Canada, June 2021

The 8 Best Electric Toothbrushes for the Whole Family

A picture of Cosmetics Magazine website

theHub from Walmart Canada, May 2021

Your Guide to Choosing Healthy Dog Food