You might have noticed a new look around here--
I am transitioning from Fat, Catholic, & Loved to AmandaMartinezBeck.com.
Thanks for visiting and check back for announcements about my upcoming book--
Lovely: How I Learned to Embrace the Body God Gave Me (Our Sunday Visitor 2018)
(you can pre-order here with my affiliate link!)
I have struggled with weight my whole life, and now I find myself as a woman of girth in a culture that glorifies thinness. I write about how being a Christian filters how I see the dignity of each human. And since my experience has been one as a woman of girth, I write a lot about being fat.
I grew up evangelical and Protestant in East Texas and moved away for college and jobs. Once again I find myself back in my hometown, but one major difference--now I'm Catholic. I still passionately love Jesus, and that makes for some really interesting conversations with my neighbors.
I grew up with a major dose of the Protestant work ethic. It took me a long time to truly believe that God is good and that He loves me--without me earning it! With that always in mind, I write about the Bible, social justice, music, parenting, literature, culture, and anything else that make my heart come alive.