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    Dear body shaming brand

    I have to start by asking what you were thinking. Did you really think that an advert where a fat cake topper cracks her wedding cake and then proceeds to fall into it while her husband grabs her arm and tries to save her from possibly the most humiliating scenario, and then stating “don’t ruin your big day” would be well received by your target market? Being in the weight loss industry there is no possible way you can play ignorant and say you didn’t know that this would be seen as body shaming? But you probably didn’t care about that because your goal is to sell weight loss products…

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    Local Body Instagrammers who have inspired me

    I have always loved Instagram but before starting my new account (you can follow me here), I was a bit of a meh Instagrammer (you couldn’t even call me that actually). I didn’t have any direction, I followed so many random accounts who I had started following all those years ago who actually didn’t add much to my life or my feed. I also followed a lot of those accounts that make you green with envy because their lives, homes and hair always seem so perfect and it honestly just made feel inadequate at times. Starting fresh at the end of last year, I knew what I wanted to do…

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    Let’s talk body positivity

    First off it is really important that we all understand that the term body positivity isn’t exclusive to one body type. The common misconception is that it’s for the “fat” people but it is inclusive of all bodies, full figured, curvy, thin, flat chested, even disabled. Everybody deserves to feel good in their skin and to love and enjoy their body which leads to enjoying life, because most of us know how much self hatred and a body complex can limit us in our daily lives. My body and my self esteem issues limited me for years. I avoided any costume or bikini situation which meant I didn’t go to…

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    These disgusting body standards

    I am sure you have all seen this video or a similar one at some point and it may interest you but I find it disturbing and of course I am going to tell you why… WHY has there been an “ideal body shape” for each era? Who decides that now is the time for a curvaceous body or an athletic body type? Why do they fill our heads with this nonsense? Who are they? No wonder our minds are filled with so much confusion and so much hate towards our bodies, because we don’t know any better. Women have been told for years and years that this is how they should look…

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    I put my costume on and didn’t hate it

    I have always agreed that every body is a summer body and whole heartedly encouraged everyone to just suck it up (not suck it in) and put that costume on and not give a shit about anyone else. Everyone, except myself of course. Up until last year I didn’t even own an “adult” costume, by adult costume I mean the last cozzie I owned was in my teens because I gave up on fun in the sun when I gained some extra kilos. Let’s skip to the exiting part – it was hot, I wanted to tan (also a first) so I put my costume on and looked in the…