7 TIPS FOR SELF-LOVE IN ACTION…

tumblr_static_tumblr_m8z7snvl4b1r4d9kxo1_500Self-love, unfortunately is not something that can be conjured up overnight – after all we have been listening to society drone on about the ideal body image for most of our lives. So much so, that it will understandably take some time to undo the negative effect that the media and ‘friends’ have on our self-esteem.

There is more to learning to love yourself than just the ‘power of positive thinking’ (although this does help) – so here are my 7 Tips For Self-Love in Action.

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Body Lovin’ Burlesque | Q&A with the Expert…

14322720_10210675413621738_3115954432277712644_n.jpgIf you follow me on social media you’ll know that my most recent endeavour has been burlesque. For a long time, I’ve been interested in taking lessons but it’s only been since I’ve discovered body positivity that I’ve actually booked the damned classes! And what can I say – after winning a ‘gold star’ for the best come to bed eyes – I’m loving it.

If you’re still doubting the body positive benefits of burlesque – even after reading my post, ‘7 Reasons Why Burlesque Rocks the BoPo World’, then look no further! I cornered my burlesque teacher, the fabulous Lizzie Cheeld of Burlesque Jems and we enjoyed a little Q&A session… Continue reading

7 TIPS FOR SELF-LOVE IN ACTION… 

 

tumblr_static_tumblr_m8z7snvl4b1r4d9kxo1_500Unlike delicious Instagram-worthy oats, self-love is not something that can be conjured up overnight. After listening to society drone on about the ideal body image for most of our lives, it will understandably take some time to undo the negative effect that the media and ‘friends’ have on our self-esteem.

There is more to learning to love yourself than just the ‘power of positive thinking’ (although this does help) – so here are my 7 Tips For Self-Love in Action. Continue reading

6 Things fat women shouldn’t be afraid of…

14330116_10210744304343963_1551241993189949_nGrowing up without body positivity on my side was tough and I, like many of my plus-size sisters, felt an undercurrent of fear running though my veins. Fear of judgement clouded much of my youth and I often restricted myself in an attempt to blend seamlessly in society: I wouldn’t allow myself certain experiences, I’d break plans, I’d make up excuses simply because I didn’t want to go outside and be faced with another day of worrying what a stranger might think of me.  Continue reading

Dear Curvy Kate, you’re doing it right…

Scantilly_Group.jpgLast year, I wrote an article for The Independent discussing why the plus-size community shouldn’t be let down by its own brands. My comments were a reaction to Evans’ ‘body positive’ clothing campaign #StyleHasNoSize. Disappointingly, Evans seemed to take a severely lacklustre approach to diversity and completely missed a golden opportunity to make a prominent and progressive move for plus-size women.  Rather than fulfilling their ‘Style Has No Size’ statement and representing a wide range of bodies to suit their size 14-32 target audience, the models that Evans used very much fell instead into the ‘One Size Fits All’ category. All were of a similar height, size and body shape. This isn’t the only problem; the majority are white and of a ‘desirable’ age, which begged the question – where was the diversity? Continue reading