Minerva Siegel

Minerva Siegel is a plus size, disabled writer and model living in Milwaukee, WI. Like a true Sagittarius, she's into everything from astrophysics and French poetry to dog memes and who's dropping the next gotta-have blush palette. You can find her on Instagram @SpookyFatBabe!

Recent Articles

I’m A Plus Size Model With 60K Followers On Instagram & Here’s How I Deal With Trolls

As a size 24/26 boudoir model who’s active on social media, I get a lot of hate about my body. I’ve gotten all kinds of insults because of the way that I look. Some are totally unimaginative and boring (“You’re fat and that’s disgusting!”), some are …
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I'm Autistic & Performing Poetry Helped Me Find My Niche

While being autistic presents me with a lot of frustrating challenges, it also gives me a lot of gifts. Autism isn’t a disease or something to be “cured,” it’s a fundamental difference in the way my brain works. Given this, it makes sense that studie…
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How A Long Distance Tarot Reading Gave Me The Cosmic Nod I Needed To Manifest My Dreams

When I think of psychics, images come to mind of a sensational character à la Harry Potter’s Professor Trelawney hovering over a big crystal ball in a dark, heavily perfumed room filled with lush, dusty velvets. While I’m sure spiritually gifted prof…
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5 Things To Know Before Bringing A Huge Dog Into Your Family

I've always loved big dogs, but I fell in love with Snuffaluffagus the moment I saw him. His enormous mastiff-boxer mix head, huge pearly whites, giant paws and wiggly little docked tail stole my heart in an instant. He had been found as an emaciated…
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How To Start Reading Tarot When You Have No Clue Where To Begin

I've been practicing tarot almost daily as part of my self-care routine for years. My favorite part of the day is putting on a face mask, pouring myself a blushing mimosa or some coffee, busting out a few crystals, and sitting down to spend a little …
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I Hosted A Body Positive Workshop & Was Overwhelmed By The Community I Found

I’ve always been plus size, and I spent most of my life absolutely loathing my body. I used to feel like I was too overweight to live a good life, so I isolated myself and was constantly uncomfortable in my skin. It’s no wonder why I felt this way, r…
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How To Use Crystals For More Than Just Healing In Your Everyday Life

I absolutely adore crystals. I have a pretty comprehensive collection of them, and I totally treasure each one. I feature them pretty frequently in my Instagram stories, sometimes alongside tarot spreads or surrounding the edges of my bathtub as I pr…
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I’m An Adult Living With Autism & Here’s What I Want You To Know

I have high-functioning autism, a learning disability, and severe ADD. While my autism has given me many strengths, I also have a lot of challenges. My mind is such a busy, chaotic place that I'm easily overwhelmed by outside stimuli. Grocery shoppin…
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I'm Young, Married, & Never Want Kids, Here's What I Want You To Know

I identify as childfree, meaning I don’t have, or ever want, children. I have an enormous list of reasons for being childfree, ranging from my genetics and mental health needs to my lifestyle choices. Children wouldn’t be good for me, and I’m not int…
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What You're Forgetting When You Compliment Someone For Losing Weight

Congratulating someone on weight loss can seem harmless and even encouraging, but it’s really time we stopped commenting on other people’s bodies altogether. Sometimes, seemingly positive comments about someone's size can do more harm than good, as y…
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How I Learned To Take Up Space In A World That Tells Me I Shouldn't

As a plus size woman, I’ve always been acutely aware of the physical space I take up. I exist in a world that wasn’t made with people my size in mind. More broadly, in our culture, taking up as little space as possible is seen as expected and polite.…
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5 Ways My Sister & I Keep Our Long Distance Relationship Fresh

Anyone who’s as obsessed with romantic dramas as I am knows that long-distance relationships can be frought with difficulty. Keeping up long distance relationships, even platonic ones, takes a lot of conscious effort from everyone involved. It’s so e…
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How To Use Your Mercury Sign To Cut Down On Miscommunication In Your Life

With trademark wings on his sandals, Mercury, the Roman god of communication, is known for flitting around carrying messages from the other gods. He’s an important figure in Roman mythology, and the position of his namesake planet in our birth charts…
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How To Use Tarot To Learn More About Yourself, Even If You're Not A Believer

"Self-care" is a buzzword that’s been trending on social media for a while now, and I’m totally here for it. Self-care can mean everything from indulging in luxuries like steamy bubble baths, lush face masks and polished manicures, to taking care of …
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