Hi! I’m Gabbie Gonzales, the baker, photographer, and maker of this blog, Panza Baby.
In Spanish, Panza means “belly”. The belly is the center of the body, where we feel deep emotions and physical sensations. I once heard that some people believe that the soul lives in the belly. Growing up, my dad would tickle our “panzas”. I named my dog after the word (she had the cutest puppy belly).
I was born in Sacramento, California. Moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Then to Seattle, Washington. I grew up in a suburb of Seattle called Redmond. I went to Wisconsin for college. I worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a while and now I’m in Santa Barbara, California. I love to travel and live in different places, all of which inspire my cooking and baking endeavors.
I have been in recovery from a variety of eating disorders for about 5 years now. My blog is a space dedicated to body positivity and body neutrality. See this post and this post to read about it. I am a fats rights advocate and ally and harbor a strong anti-diet mentality. Therefore, on this blog you will not find language connecting morality to food. Because in my book, all food is good food. I discuss all of these issues and more, including other relevant social concerns like racism, feminism, and inequality.
Things I love include thrift store shopping, yoga, walking, cuddling with Panza, knitting, and watching movies, and Law and Order: SVU.
I hope you enjoy PanzaBaby.com!