Hello GORGEOUS! Welcome to BIG FAT HAPPY LIFE!
I am launching this blog with a great sense of pride and love. My Mom died on September 10, 2011. She was my SHERO. She was a walking ball of Southern wit, sass, wisdom, inspiration, and love. She was all that and a big bag of chips. For years, I watched my mom coach and mentor hundreds of people, without ever making any money. She helped women of different colors shapes and sizes put their lives back together, which was a pretty big feat for a poor, black woman in Montgomery, Alabama. My Mom was the Tony Robbins of the projects, baby! She wasn’t down with the fire walking, but she was quick to do a group mastermind over a home cooked Sunday dinner!
She left me the greatest legacy a girl can have: the ability to mentor and coach others, and that’s why I started BIG FAT HAPPY LIFE. This is a blog for those of you who need a little somethin’ somethin to motivate and empower you to make the most of what you have now in order to have a Big Fat Happy Tomorrow.
One of my mom’s favorite sayings was, “Girl, you better love your own damn self!” TRUTH!
BIG, FAT, HAPPY LIFE is here to help you love your own DAMN self. It ain’t about the size of your bank account (girl, what’s $1 million dollars x 10- all that?) or your boobs (mine are currently scrubbing the side of my chair after having three damn kids) or how old you are ( I will be 29 for the 15th time this year) or the color of your skin ( delicious mocha, dammit!) ; it’s about how happy you are. I’m pretty damn happy for a fat, black, old, mental millionaire!
I love my own damn self, and I intend to grow a community of women of all shapes and sizes who love themselves,too. Society has a way of working a number on us. Society tries to divide and conquer using stupid ass, arbitrary definitions of beauty and success. Society can kiss my BIG FAT BLACK ASS! Can I get an AMEN? I answer to THE ONE, not the many.
I can’t tell you how many years I’ve wasted worrying about fitting in, being accepted, and being afraid to just be me. Well, that has all changed. I am living a BIG, FAT,HAPPY LIFE.
I am not waiting until I lose 20 more pounds, get the perfect hair, until the kids are out of the house, until I can afford it. I am living a BIG, Fat, Happy Life right damn now…because tomorrow I could be a big black woman trapped in a little bitty casket…
It is my intent to provide the BIGGEST! FATTEST! HAPPIEST! LIFEY-EST! content on the planet! I am searching high and low for experts…or just regular folks who write, who are passionate about leaving the world a little better, who are interested in being part of a beloved community, and most importantly, are interested in helping others to “LOVE YOUR OWN DAMN SELF!” If you’d like to submit a guest post on happiness, wellness, something funny or fun, inspiring, motivating, spiritual with a “loving” God message (sorry, don’t do fire and brimstone…) send it to bigfathappylife at (g) mail dot com. Keep in mind, we don’t do fat shame or self hate up in this piece, and I will cuss you out and activate the prayer chain on your evil ass if you come up in here with that.
Today is a new beginning for me, and I hope it is for you, too! Welcome to your BIG, FAT, HAPPY LIFE!