• Body

    5 Habits to form on your body positivity journey

    Just like with anything else in life, body positivity is a process and it’s not always a clear cut process but it is definitely one that will be worth it. I have put this list together from my own experience and it’s not actually revolutionary stuff but it is these little things that will help you in a big way. And you deserve those big changes, not the physical ones! The mental ones. Change your default Our default setting is to look at our body through a negative lens. It’s time to change that. Make a concerted effort to look at your body often and to look for something you…

  • Body,  Self

    You Are What You Say You Are

    I used to have this terrible habit where I would feel the need to repeat that I was fat in company just to ensure that everyone around me knew that I knew I was fat and didn’t need to comment or say it themselves. It was a defense mechanism I used for years and I always tried to put a humerous/fake confidence spin on it so that they wouldn’t feel the need to shame me in any way. My identity was basically the fat girl who knew she was fat. I let one thing define me, which was my weight, and it held me back from living a life that…

  • Body

    How I got to where I am with my body

    I can remember feeling like I was fat from the age of 10. I always felt like I was the biggest one in my group of friends, which when I look back now, couldn’t have been further from the truth. We were all pretty much the same size, which means I was the average weight for my age but I didn’t see or feel it back then. It got worse as I got older and reached a very serious peak when I discovered my first set of stretchmarks at the age of 13. At the time I cried, I hated myself, I hated that this had happened to me. I…

  • Body

    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…

  • Body

    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…