Publisher & Editor: Janelle Cissell


Some of you know me as a small time plus size blogger. Some of you know I dabbled in a little public relations. Some of you know me as a freelance writer. Some of you know me as just plain ol Janelle. I’m all those things and more; but more importantly I’m just a thirty something black woman with a lot on her mind and a few friends that do too.

I gave up the blog racket a few years ago. Gosh how long has it been? Things have changed since then. I started blogging because I wanted free clothes and to be a huge name in a little world called the Internet. Well neither of those happened and frankly I’m kinda glad they didn’t. I found myself just dangling at the edge of sanity and trying to be something I’m not. I stepped away because I didn’t like myself. Not that I ever really did, but I REALLY hated the person I was during that time. So I stepped away to “find myself”. Isn’t that what people do when they found they’ve had enough. I stepped away from blogging, fashion, public relations, school, and anything else that was just stressing me out and feeding the monster. I found myself deeper into my addictions, disorders, and eventually medications. Who needs that?

So I’m back! Imperfect. Still fat. Still awkward. Still feeling a bit less than. But with no expectations. So this time it’s different. No bells or whistles. No taking millions of pictures until I look thinner. Not caring about such and such’s blog. Not caring about who’s who or who’s ranked the top. Not trying to be like someone else. Not caring if I offend. Just me and a few friends that are going to take this journey with me.

 If you want to contact me or to share your personal journey or contribute to RL, you can. Email me at rubyleonne (at) gmail (dot) com. I’ll be happy to read and answer back.


Wanna contact Ruby? Email her at rubyleonne (at) gmail (dot) com.

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