• Body,  Life,  Personal

    When Body Hate became Body Love

    I asked on Instagram what you wanted to know about body positivity so that I could put together a blog post answering all your questions. I was honestly blown away by the responses because they weren’t the usual and weren’t at all what I expected which is great because not only do I have some really interesting questions to answer but I’ve had to really think about a lot of things. One of the questions was “can you remember the day or moment when the switch flipped” and I felt like I needed to dedicate a full post to this just because I have so much to say about it.…

  • 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,  Life

    3 Books Every Bopo Babe Should Read Right Now

    We all know that body positivity and finding genuine self-love is a journey and I have found a good way to keep my journey going is to discover fellow travelers. So I follow loads of accounts on Instagram, I read tons of different articles, I re-pin affirmations on Pinterest, I try and surround myself with positivity as much as I can and I read books. I have found books to be a life line on bad days. Not only do they distract me and take me out of my own bubble but they constantly teach me something. As I have always said, it helps just a bit to know you’re…

  • Body

    My stretch mark story

    There are so many quotes and love letters to stretch marks out there and I used to hate all of them with such a passion. “You have earned your tiger stripes” – Firstly, I wasn’t trying to earn them and secondly, I’m an effing human woman, not a wild animal. “Stretchmarks are the finest literature you’ll ever read” – Take your fine-ass literature somewhere else cause I ain’t buying it. “You started with an almost blank canvas and your scars and stretchmarks are evidence that you’ve lived” – Doesn’t an artist get to choose what he/she creates? So why didn’t I get to choose whether or not I wanted scars…