Diet Culture in the Body Positive Community

Quick Note: I see that I have a lot more followers! Hello to all of you! Thank you for following. I haven’t been posting a whole lot because I’ve been recovering from surgery for endometriosis. Now that I’m mostly pain free I’m trying to get back into the groove of things. You can keep up with me on Instagram, Twitter, and FaceBook. All of them are also RollsAndCurves.


Trigger Warning for diets, weight loss, eating disorders, and descriptions of targeted discrimination.  

Every January becomes “Weight Loss Month” on social media and in real life. Tons of people resolve to lose weight and plan to commit to a diet and exercise regimen. This all comes after the holiday season where we celebrate by eating and drinking a lot with our families, friends, and loved ones. By the time Thanksgiving comes around lots of us are already struggling with food guilt or shame about our bodies. I’ve seen many people on social media report that others question their food choices or insult the size of their bodies during holiday meals. I’ve personally experienced family members criticizing what’s on my plate despite being overweight themselves. The holidays should not be poisoned with feelings of anxiety and guilt. It should be a happy time where we can be ourselves and enjoy time with the ones we love without criticism.

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Rolls and Curves’ 2016 Favorites

I’ve never written a favorites post before, but I decided it was a good idea to write one since I’ve opened my blog up to other types of reviews. I’m going to start doing monthly favorites, but first I’m going to summarize my favorite things and products that I’ve used and loved over the last year! I’m sorry this is a little late. I’ve been recovering from my first surgery to treat my endometriosis. If I have a  full review of one of the things listed, I’ll link it. Some of the pictures are mine, but the ones that aren’t mine were pulled from Google for illustrative purposes.

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My Mental Health Story

EDIT 7/08/2017: I am removing certain parts of this post because a family member is writing a book and I don’t want it to lead back to my blog.

I started writing this on Instagram for my third entry of #selflovebootcamp, but it was soon apparent to me that it would be too long for Instagram. I also realized I’ve never really dealt with the stuff that happened in my life as a child and teenager. There was so much bad stuff that happened in such a short amount of time that I’m surprised I turned out okay in the end. I’m not looking for sympathy. I’m not looking for anything more than a place to vent and get these thoughts out because most of them are things I’ve never addressed out loud to anyone but my therapist and boyfriend.

I’m not going to hold back in my descriptions of things, so this post might be triggering for some people. I’m going to talk about self harm, eating disorders, abuse, and things of that nature. Please read with caution. This is a really fucking long post. I don’t even expect anyone to really read this.

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E.L.F Cosmetics VoxBox Review

Influenster sent me these products for free in exchange for my honest and comprehensive review. All opinions are my own.


I’m really excited to review a VoxBox for the first time! I’ve received other VoxBoxes from Influenster, but at the time I didn’t have my blog open to beauty products. In case you’ve never heard of it, Influenster is a website where you receive a small box of free product, and then you review it and complete little tasks. It’s completely free and is a legitimate service. You still get products even if you leave a negative review of something. At the time of writing, this is my fourth box from Influenster. This box contains 5 products from E.L.F, an affordable cosmetic and skincare brand.

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How To Survive Winter With Eczema or Extremely Dry Skin

If you’re like me and have really dry skin that sometimes breaks out in rashes, there’s a large chance you could actually have a condition called eczema. Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that causes rashes and other symptoms. Everyone is different, but extremely bad eczema can cause bleeding, infections, and permanent scarring. If you think you have eczema, the first thing you should do is make an appointment with a doctor to make sure it’s not something else like a fungal infection or a basic rash that’s not necessarily eczema. It’s also possible that you could be using a product or eating something you’re allergic to.  Most cases of eczema are easily resolved, but some people like myself have extremely persistent eczema that shows up year round, but is the worst in winter.

*Always patch test products before introducing them to your routine, especially if you have sensitive eczema prone skin.

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Rixie Clip Review

Today I’ll be reviewing the Rixie Clip. In case you’re unaware of what a Rixie Clip is, it’s a little device that you can clip onto a bra to tighten or extend the band. Most people that use a Rixie Clip do it to tighten bands in smaller sizes. For example, making a 28 band fit like a 26 band. Others also use it to tighten bands that have stretched out over time to prolong the life of your bra. I’m on the opposite end of the spectrum here. My properly fitted size is hovering around a 36L/LL. My favorite brands like Elomi and Panache don’t make that size. They do, however, make a 40K which fits very well besides the band. I decided to try the Rixie Clip to see just how much it can reduce a bra band because I’m planning on writing a guide for women above a J cup and I wanted to see if I could recommend the Rixie Clip.

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My Red Hair Guide: Achieving and Maintaining Vibrant Red Hair

I’ve been in love with red hair ever since I was a little kid. I think it looks particularly striking with my blue eyes and fair skin. My hair has been every shade of the rainbow and everything from jet black to platinum blonde, but the hardest color to achieve and maintain is bright red. I’ll start this by saying that I am not a professional colorist, although I did go to beauty school and complete the hair color unit. This is not a how to guide, and if you decide to follow it you’re doing so at your own risk. I’m only writing this because a ton of people have asked me how I achieve and maintain my color.

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