Plus Size Clothing – This Ain’t Your Momma’s Closet

Never in a million years did I ever think the plus size clothing industry would be where it is today. Growing up in the 80s, being a plus size kid was not rare, but the plus size clothing options were very limited. I went to a Catholic grammar school, and my mom paid a lot of money for the larger size uniforms. It became more costly when I entered high school. My mom didn’t earn a lot of money, but she always made sure that I had something new to wear at the start of each school year. During those four years of high school, my mother would spend hundreds of dollars at stores like Catherines and Sears for me to wear “women’s” sizes at the age of 15!

Our Family Road Trip and Some Black History

In 2015, we took a family road trip to Texas to see my niece graduate from high school.  Half-way through the trip, we stopped in Memphis, Tennesee to take a break, and to do a little sightseeing before getting back on the road. During our visit, my family and I walked on Beale Street to hear the sounds of the blues. We also ate great southern cooking from both Charles Vergo’s Rendezvous and Gus’s Fried Chicken

Plus Size Seats – I Just Want to Enjoy the Concert

Concerts are expensive, I should be able to sit in a comfortable seat without feeling pain. Plus size seats are hard to find, and it’s not like they are labeled like handicapped seats. “Joy and Pain” is a famous song by Maze featuring Franklin Beverly. It became even more popular once it was sampled by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock. I was born in the 70s, and I enjoy both old school classics! Recently I went to two concerts at the United Center, and for the life of me, I can’t understand why this amazing venue has incredibly small seats.  When I come here, I literally feel joy and pain!

Traveling with Fibroids While Plus Size

Since I was diagnosed with fibroids, it has helped me mentally to know that my body is not weird, and to prepare myself during the dreaded menstrual cycle. Going to work, visiting friends, or going on vacation with family can be a real hassle. Traveling with fibroids can be the worst. There’s more to pack that takes up space in your purse or suitcase – extra clothes, panties, tampons, and maxi-pads! And God forbid, don’t pack anything white!