The Secret Life of a Mermaid…

Unless you've been living under a rock (or a shell, in this case), you won't have missed the influx of mermaid-related goodies being available in most mainstream shops. Nor would the popularity of mermaid-themed make-up have passed you by. But what happens when mermaiding is more than just a trend or Instagram-worthy post? What happens … Continue reading The Secret Life of a Mermaid…

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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…

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 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)