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…

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5 Things You Can Do Every Day to Improve Your Body Image…

I hate to admit it, but as much as we strive for a better body image, we still exist in a space where worth is measured by the size of our waist-lines and how bright our highlight is. Whilst some have opened up discussions about their own body image and seek self-acceptance, there are others … Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do Every Day to Improve Your Body Image…

Don’t Let These 5 Things Burst Your Body Image Bubble…

If you didn’t know it already, your relationship with your body is a turbulent thing. One minute you’re looking in the mirror thinking that you look fine as hell, and the next minute you’ve fallen victim to society’s taunts that your skin isn’t clear enough/hair isn’t shiny enough/body isn’t trim enough (give us a break … Continue reading Don’t Let These 5 Things Burst Your Body Image Bubble…

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…