Thursday, September 20, 2018

On The Mat With Mari: Sharing a Couple of My Fave TJ Pumpkin Products & Mini Rant...

I am all about sharing fun facts about me with you guys so let's keep the ball rolling.

When I was in junior high school for a short period of time, I was given the nick name "Mucha Maraca Mariette". Imagine being 13 years old and given a nickname based on the fact that you were well in doubt...obviously that stuck with me because here we are 25 years later and I am still talking about it.

The other day, I posted this photo on Instagram with the caption "I am not this body nor this soul. I am that which animates both. I am that which animates this entire universe"

Unfortunately my body was the focal point of this post...well my "girls" were and the caption was lost.

Here is another fun fact...I got a breast reduction when I was in my early 20's because of back pain and honestly mental health. Prior to that, I was always so ashamed of my breast and walked around hunchback to hide them. In my early teens, some of the other girls thought I was a slut...yup excess fat on my chest, automatically made me a slut. I was hit on by much MUCH older men and had to grow up faster than I should have.

So when I received DM's in regards to my cleavage or noticed that my female friends didn't double tap the photo, it took me right back to 7th grade.

I am not sure where I am going with this post but I just want to help erase the stigma of breast. I wish that women weren't judged because of them and I wish that moms could breast feed their children in public without feeling ashamed or receiving negative attention. They are just breast...and we are more than that.

Check out my vlog for even more of my rant, upper body workout, and some of my favorite Trader Joe's Pumpkin products! 


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