4 Things That We Need to Stop Assuming About People & Their Bodies…

Society likes to generalise, we all know this. If a statement is made about one woman of colour, then this statement is obviously representative of all people of colour. If a fat man speaks out about his experiences, then those experiences are synonymous with all fat people. Sweeping statements are common in the mainstream and the … Continue reading 4 Things That We Need to Stop Assuming About People & Their Bodies…

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4 Things That We Need to Stop Assuming About People & Their Bodies…

Society likes to generalise, we all know this. If a statement is made about one woman of colour, then this statement is obviously representative of all people of colour. If a fat man speaks out about his experiences, then those experiences are synonymous with all fat people. Sweeping statements are common in the mainstream and the … Continue reading 4 Things That We Need to Stop Assuming About People & Their Bodies…

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…

The Problem with Fat Acceptance VS. Body Positivity…

There's something strange happening in the body positive community, something that I'm not wholeheartedly behind. I am seeing women who were once all-inclusive, disregarding minority bodies by declaring themselves exclusively fat positive. I am seeing hateful words being exchanged by those previously inhabiting positive spaces only. I am seeing a community breaking apart but those … Continue reading The Problem with Fat Acceptance VS. Body Positivity…

Dear Curvy Kate, you’re doing it right…

Last 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 … Continue reading Dear Curvy Kate, you’re doing it right…

Self-made, self-love: Loving yourself in the wrong body…

The body positive movement has ventured into many different avenues and dominates a large amount of the mainstream media. With its foot firmly wedged in modelling, the music scene, activism and public affairs, the body positive community has shown that it will speak up when those opposing us try to bat us down. In spite … Continue reading Self-made, self-love: Loving yourself in the wrong body…