Too Fat To Adopt A Child!


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Did you know that perfectly fabulous people who want to adopt a child can be turned down based on their B.M.I.?  What kind of bullshit is this? To say I am hopping mad is an understatement. I can’t even think right now I am so furious. And, she is a size freaking 14. (Which, btw, in American she would be a part of the MAJORITY since 70% of American women are size 14 or larger.) So, that would mean that here in America only about 30% of very qualified, very loving, very generous people would be able to adopt if they wanted to. Acccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkk!  Pulling my hair out as I type. I wonder if this also happens in the U.S. or just in the U.K. where Donna lives.

Please can you comment on the blog here in the comments section if you have been turned down based on your weight or BMI?  This could potentially be helpful to have this information all in one place.

My friend Annalisa Hackelman shared Donna’s story with me today. Some of you may know Annalisa from a blog I wrote about her new episode of “Strange Love” which I blogged about last week. Her friend Donna is the person in this story.

“Size 14 Woman Too Fat To Adopt”  on the Mirror UK

Please share here in the comments section if you have also been turned down to adopt or foster adopt because you are too fat. I am hoping Donna will create a  petition so we can lend her our support by signing it.



What Size is Tess Munster (Holliday), Really?

Guess what? It’s not of your effing business. And, honestly, if you are in the BODY LOVE / BODY ACCEPTANCE world and you are making snipes and shitty comments about what size Tess

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“really” is – you’re in the wrong place.

I am so sick and tired of hearing and reading about her “real size.”  Seriously, on any given day I personally could be a size 20, 22, 24, 26 or a 28 depending on my water retention, where I am shopping, the material, the way the designer cut the clothes and my mood.  I mean, does it really truly matter if she is a size 20 or 22 or 24?  She has the first ever modeling contract for a  woman size 22. Let’s just be freaking thrilled for her, ya know? Come on!!!!!!!!

We don’t get to have it both ways. If you don’t want people to talk shit about your body and not shame your body, then you do not get to create drama around her body. PERIOD. END OF STORY.

Can’t we all just get along? Or as I like to say, can’t we all just get a bong?

Seriously, though.  Please. If you are at all interested in the “ALL BODIES ARE PERFECT” and the “THERE IS TO BAD WAY TO HAVE A BODY” movement, then please – stop with the shit talking about her size. I am pretty sure Tess is not trying to mislead anyone. It’s called being a woman and it’s all about where you shop. When I shop at Torrid, I sometimes buy a 2, a size 3 and sometimes a 4.  That doesn’t mean I am trying to mislead anyone. It just means their sizes are cut or sewn differently and that my body fluctuates because I am a grown ass woman who is possibly pre-menopausal – so watch out!

Go on, Tess. Get down with your bad ass beautiful self. Ignore the haters. As we all know by now, Haters are my Motivators!

Love, Chrystal Bougon


Unveiling PCOS : Annalisa Hackleman

Photo Credit :  TLC Facebook Page "Strange Love"

Photo Credit : TLC Facebook Page “Strange Love”

File this under bad ass beautiful women! My customer and friend, Annalisa Hackleman is soon to be featured on an episode of  TLC’s series called “Strange Love.”

The show’s name is sort of unfortunate, because love is fucking love.  And, I know a bit more of the back store behind Annalisa’s facial hair and her relationship with her husband then most.  He is not IN LOVE with her because she has facial hair. Her facial hair is a symptom of her disease P.C.O.S. and actually probably has very little to do with their relationship.  Annalisa’s P.C.O.S. is something she has to deal with every day of her life – so in that way it is something they both have to deal with as PART of their relationship.  But, it sort of looks like TLC is positioning this a bit like it’s WHY he is into her. (Be sure to LIKE Annalisa’s FACEBOOK page here.)

I hope I am wrong and we won’t really know what TLC is doing Continue reading