• 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

    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…

  • Self

    What Self Care means to me

    The term self care/love isn’t always a popular word on the interwebs (it’s right up there with Bitcoin), I saw so many people saying they wish it would be left behind in 2017. I, on the other hand will hashtag the shit out of it and promote it at every chance I get. The term gets thrown around too often, I agree, especially in marketing campaigns where a face mask, bubble bath or scented candle will “allow you to enjoy all the self care you need” . Yes, time to pamper yourself is a form of self care but that’s not where it stops. It goes much deeper than that and…

  • Body

    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…

  • Body

    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…