aloha and welcome. i am seriously so happy to have you here!

here on this site, you’ll find ROAR, the viral video that brought body love to all corners of the earth. you’ll also find that i’m an expert on Nutella, a passionate tap dancer, and a blogger in recovery with a lot to say. i’m a writer for Huffington Post, a dance teacher, and a retreat leader.

to my knowledge, this body love eating disorder awareness blog of mine is the only one on the web to incorporate the beautiful spirit of aloha with the edge and the sass of a new york city attitude. that’s because after seven years of professional dancing and performing in new york, i lost my shit, faced my binge-eating disorder, and peaced out. i moved to hawaii.

fQhULQt9_Nzqs79XOv-FBe3-uSaLiaaUakoZGntoETA,dgJltw-ET_6EL1bSLyWAceS6hLMT452nqcIVUY7bXgwthis blog is for you. this blog is for the weak and the strong. the lost and the confident. the skinny and the fat. the performer and the mother of three. the lover of leopard print and the hater of airbrushing. the nutella-eater, the chia seed novice, the fearful dancer, the brave pioneer. on any given day, we can be one of these things, or all of these things, and in our own journeys, we take on new roles all the time. so all of you, meaning, every bit of who you are in this very moment, is welcome here.


Not even sure where to start right now? I know, I totally get it. Leopard print gets me excited too!

Start here.


6 Comments on “home”

  1. Amanda, I just found your HuffPost article re ‘Roar’ & thought it was terrific. Such a great thing to do, thank you! I think you are an inspiration 🙂 x


  2. Cindy says:

    Thank you for writing about Mr. Robin Williams, you made me feel really feel. I’ve always loved his work and will continue to love his work. I plan on making my nieces & nephew watch all of his work (each @ the age appropriate time); I look forward to sharing him with them. Again, THANK YOU.


  3. MEN HEAL says:

    Great article. With Robin Williams’ passing I was inspired to shift up a gear in my desire to help anyone with mental health issues. So I set up two websites:

    http://menheal.org.uk (support for men)
    http://breakthru.org.uk (support for women and men)

    Your article touched me and made me realise my quest is worth the struggle.



  4. 8in8 says:

    Thank you
    Blog fantastic
    Good luck


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