Dear Iskra

Along with other well-known names and faces such as Ashley Graham and Amy Schumer, you are a poster child for modern day body positivity. A poster that’s current, important, and widely celebrated. So don’t get me wrong, I am a big champion of all people and messages having their place, but I have to be […]

Body Phobia

I posted a photo on Instagram last night, and woke up to see it had been removed due to it violating their Community Guidelines. Although it was the first time it’s happened to me, it’s something that happens frequently within the body positive community. There are a lot of things we are exposed to across […]

The Zero Diet

Whether it be the New Year, New You parade; or the Get Your Body Beach-Ready party, it feels like there is no escape from the pressure to diet and transform yourself. Well here’s a wonderful diet you can follow which will leave you feeling fabulous and radiant. It’s called, The Zero Diet. It takes a lot […]

The Importance of Being Important

So I had a new concept put to me yesterday that has completely blown my mind: Be important to you. I can understand the need to like yourself, love yourself, nurture yourself, even to recognise that you matter, but treat yourself as important – woahhhh! I mean, the dictionary definition of important is “of great […]

Supermarket Shame

Please read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about eating disorders, body image and associated topics are triggering for you. I still struggle to write openly about my eating disorder. It’s been such a deep personal, secret part of me for so long, that I instantly feel […]

The Body Confidence Revolution

I am short, fat, queer, mixed race, and chronically ill. I battle depression, anxiety, PTSD, and an eating disorder. I know what it is to be openly stared at, judged, criticised, blamed, condemned, belittled, dismissed, overlooked, bullied, badmouthed, ignored, silenced, underappreciated, abused, misused, and misunderstood. Unsurprisingly therefore, I am passionate about making a change and […]

Body Pride 2016

Every day I get more upset and irate over the way women, in particular, are made to feel for existing. It feels like no matter what we do, or how hard we try, we get it wrong. We are shamed, berated, ridiculed, and undermined. It shouldn’t be revolutionary to be kind to yourself, and try […]