Losing weight is weird when you’ve spent most of your life fat…

I was probably around 12 years old when I realised that I wasn’t built like the rest of the girls my age. Whilst other girls bloomed into teenage-hood, I just bloomed. Along with my ever-increasing waist-line, my early teenage years (and subsequent young adult years) were fraught with low self-esteem, being bullied and generally hating … Continue reading Losing weight is weird when you’ve spent most of your life fat…

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10 Things I’ve Learned in the Past 10 Years…

Ten years ago, I was a 16-year-old bundle of low self-esteem, low self-confidence and absolutely zero self-love. Sometimes I feel so far removed from 16-year-old Fran, that she feels like a perfect stranger to me. From 16 to 26 years old, my life has changed beyond belief. This post, more than anything, is an aid … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned in the Past 10 Years…

“Just Get Over It” & 3 Other Things That Are Hard to Hear When You Have Anxiety…

Anxiety is a common problem that many of us face every single day. A lot of the time, people don’t know how to interact with someone who has anxiety, because it still feels like it isn’t recognised as a ‘proper’ or ‘real’ mental illness. Often, our very valid and very real emotions relating to anxiety … Continue reading “Just Get Over It” & 3 Other Things That Are Hard to Hear When You Have Anxiety…

Body Autonomy: Owning Our Bodies for the Greater Good…

As a fat woman, I am well-versed in having my body shamed and not receiving accurate representation of my body within the mainstream media - but I believe it true to say that all bodies suffer a lack of representation in the mainstream. A recent Guardian article reported that only 39% of girls in the UK and only … Continue reading Body Autonomy: Owning Our Bodies for the Greater Good…