False Positivity & How To Embrace Discomfort…

Much of our lives focus on positive emotions. You only have to flick through a magazine or turn to social media to see messages of positivism screaming out from the page – but why do we put such onus on the importance of positive feelings? Granted, it is encouraging and supportive to see affirmations of … Continue reading False Positivity & How To Embrace Discomfort…

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6 Things That Might Knock Your Confidence & How to Overcome Them…

No-one can claim to be confident all of the time. There might be the odd occasion where we feel like we can conquer the world and get away unscathed, but sometimes something has got to give – and every now and again, this might be your confidence. Taking a knock to your confidence is a … Continue reading 6 Things That Might Knock Your Confidence & How to Overcome Them…

How To Tell If Someone Is Authentically Body Positive…

The body positive community is flourishing – anyone who’s anyone is hitching a ride to BoPo Town and unashamedly declaring their right to love themselves. Yesss! This is what we’ve been waiting for, right? Well, mostly. You see, when more and more people jump on the bandwagon the authenticity of said bandwagon can come into … Continue reading How To Tell If Someone Is Authentically Body Positive…

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…

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…