Ageing is a Privilege

Fresh from my 26th birthday (will I ever stop dropping into conversation that it was my birthday?!), I had my usual ‘reflection on life’. I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about ageing that makes me look back over everything I have done and assess where I’m at. In recent years, I find... Continue Reading →

Turning 26

Tomorrow I turn 26. 26. I know 26 isn’t old, but when people ask me how old I am, I automatically want to say 21. Sometimes it still feels like I should be going to Halo Mondays with my friends and thinking about my next uni deadline. 26 just seems so... grown up. People are... Continue Reading →

You Can’t Tell Someone What To Feel Insecure About

Just over a week ago, I was featured on @we.defintebeauty - an incredibly supportive and uplifting Instagram page where people discuss overcoming insecurities and talk about their ‘flaws’. My birthmark story was shared and the response was phenomenal. I scrolled through a multitude of kind messages, read other people’s birthmark stories... ... and then I read... Continue Reading →

The Truth Behind Selfies

I got into the habit when I was younger of posting a photo of myself before every night out I went on. After spending an hour or two getting ready,  I would then ask my mum or my sister to take a photo of me. I was pretty self conscious so sometimes I’d ask them... Continue Reading →

What Has Made You Smile Today?

After the most wonderful long weekend celebrating Jack’s birthday, attending a Canadian thanksgiving dinner and making memories with our new friends here in Sydney, I was full of happiness. I didn’t want the long weekend to end - it meant that Jack would be back at work, friends wouldn’t be as easy to meet up... Continue Reading →

I Couldn’t Write About Body Image This Week

According to my publishing schedule, I write an article about body image every Thursday that usually details accepting a ‘flaw’ or an improvement in my level of self confidence. When I came to writing this week’s post, I found myself staring at an empty screen, waiting for inspiration. I waited and waited and waited... but... Continue Reading →

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