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…

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5 Ways You Might Be Using Body Shaming Language (and How to Be More Mindful of It)

When we talk about bodies, the conversations we have rarely revolve around the things that we like about them, more so, the things we'd like to change about them. Many of us strive to include body positive or self-confidence boosting language in much of what we do, but every now and again, we may unintentionally use … Continue reading 5 Ways You Might Be Using Body Shaming Language (and How to Be More Mindful of It)

12 Babes Proving That You Don’t Need To Be Thin To Be Beach Body Ready

Summer is fast approaching, and that can only mean one thing. The diet tribe. As soon as the sun comes out, the airwaves are thick (like my thighs) with talk of diets, fitness regimes and achieving that 'perfect Summer Body'. All of this means that society has fallen into the rhythm of believing that plus-size … Continue reading 12 Babes Proving That You Don’t Need To Be Thin To Be Beach Body Ready

5 Ways You Can Take Your Body Positive Activism to the Next Level…

If like me, you are immersed in body positive culture, you would have noticed the community has blossomed in recent years. As something that started out as a fat activism movement, the community has now garnered an abundance of followers, supporters and activists of all body shapes and sizes. Hallelujah! But, within the BoPo world, … Continue reading 5 Ways You Can Take Your Body Positive Activism to the Next Level…

11 Plus-Size Pin-Ups You Need to Follow on Instagram…

  The pin-up girl has become a sassy, cutesy and feminist icon in recent years - and the plus-size community has embraced the idea of the pin-up girl with open arms. Here are 11 plus-size pin-ups that you need to follow on Instagram! 1. This babe who I am absolutely bananas about https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ693nVDJnb/?taken-by=pureivorydotca 2. This … Continue reading 11 Plus-Size Pin-Ups You Need to Follow on Instagram…

How to fall in love with yourself this Valentine’s Day…

Whether you're single or not, it's impossible to ignore the imminent arrival of Valentine's Day. Slowly but surely the shelves become full of all manner of heart-shaped goodies, fluffy teddy bears and rose petals. Whilst we feel the pressure to couple up on this rose-tinted day, there's something that deserves more attention than your significant other - you. … Continue reading How to fall in love with yourself this Valentine’s Day…