So much has been written about the Nike mannequin/Tanya Gold/fatphobia debate recently that I was a little reluctant to give it more airtime, but then I thought of Tanya Gold’s comments and how destructive they were, how much hatred they spread and how many negative comments I had read because of her words and felt … Continue reading Live and Let Live. Just Do It.
When I was younger, I remember watching TV shows with my mum like ‘What Not To Wear’ and ‘10 Years Younger’ every week without fail. I loved them. I loved seeing ordinary people get made over and learning how to dress for their body shape. I loved seeing how makeup transformed them and the skills of … Continue reading Gok Yourself
This week in London, the Vitality London 10km event took place. Women from all over the country came together to run 10km through the streets of London in their underwear. Yep, that’s right - in their underwear. And do you know something? It made me so happy! There were women of all shapes and sizes … Continue reading Just as we are
It’s autumn here in Australia but in all honesty it’s warmer than I remember any summer in England being. I’ve just wandered around the local park. The weather app on my phone says it’s 21 degrees, but it must have been lying. Put it this way - jeans were a rookie mistake. My clothing error … Continue reading Your New Summer Dressing Rule Book
It’s hard to remember a time when I didn’t feel self conscious about my smile. I wasn’t born with a perfect set of Hollywood pearly whites, ruler straight and sparkling. My front two teeth overlap and my dentist never saw it fit for me to wear a brace. Despite not really drinking fizzy pop when … Continue reading Smile Like You Mean It
Trigger warning: this post will discuss weight and distorted eating. If you are sensitive to these topics, please proceed with caution I want to start this post by saying that I know that weight is a sensitive issue for a lot of people and that whilst this post will talk about weight, I will be … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Weight
I remember the first time I was ever ‘shamed’ for having body hair. I was in year 6 at primary school and it was summer so we were all wearing summer dresses (is there anything more British primary school than the summer dress?!). I was sat on the wall with my friends when a boy … Continue reading To Shave or Not To Shave – Why is That the Question?
Recently, a brilliant beauty blogger I know posted a video of herself on Insta Story with no makeup on and the caption ‘because we too often look at images we forget what real skin looks like’ (link to her blog here - seriously check it out, she looks flawless and writes beautifully). I carried on … Continue reading Do you remember what real skin looks like?
A little over a year ago, I was trying on some trousers in a changing room full of mirrors when I caught sight of the back of my thighs and my bum. “What the hell is that?!” I thought to myself, looking at the dimples on my skin that I had never noticed before. It … Continue reading Dimples Are Cute… Especially On Your Thighs
Society seems to have a love-hate relationship with freckles. Whenever you see makeup adverts, celebrities on red carpets or selfies on Instagram, you never see freckles. It’s simply like the world wants to pretend that they don’t exist. Those little flecks of pigmentation are buried underneath layers of foundation, filtered over and washed away. On … Continue reading Joining the dots between beauty and freckles
This is my fiancé’s favourite photo of me. He took it a few week ago mid conversation when I was poorly with tonsillitis. I’d spent two days in bed, hence the greasy hair and no makeup. I’m goofily laughing at something he said so my eyes are screwed up, showcasing every single one of my … Continue reading Learning to love my strawberry head
I started this blog about two months ago with the aim of spreading positivity after seeing how much negativity is online. You read stories about people telling others to hurt them self, see comments on people’s photos mocking them and passive aggressive memes shared with the sole purpose of marginalising someone. And have you ever … Continue reading Learning to Love Yourself