My Body & Me With Rebecca Flynn

Rebecca, who you may know as @flynnfluencer, was one of the first friends I made through my Instagram account. Way back in March 2017, Rebecca and I met amid the hustle and bustle of hair and make up on a swimwear shoot we were modelling in for The Sunday Independent. The magazine was doing a…

My Body & Me With Gill

You might know Gill better as her alias, @sciencesnapstories. She began on Snapchat, sharing her scientific knowledge about almost everything you could possibly think of with her avid followers, but soon moved over to Instagram as her primary platform. Why do I follow Gill? Well honestly, I follow Gill because she legitimizes my beliefs. For…

My Body & Me with Niamh Maher

Yay! It’s time to kick off the latest series of My Body & Me. I first introduced this feature to my blog at the beginning of the year and interviewed some incredible women like Rosemary Mc Cabe, Sophie White and Denise Smith. I’m kicking off this new series of the feature with an interview with…

Body Positivity and Sex Positivity

If you’re following me, I’m guessing you’re familiar with the term “body positivity” and what it means. You may even BE body positive yourself… Yay! But are you familiar with “sex positivity” and what that means? In honour of Masturbation Month (yes, that’s a real thing and it’s happening right now) I thought I’d get…

3 Tips For Body Positive Parenting

One of the topics that I get asked to write about most often is how we can parent our children in a way that encourages them to grow up into self-loving, body positive adults. Body positive parenting is something very close to my heart as I try to raise my seven-year-old daughter to really love…

My Body & Me With Sophie White

Sophie White is an author, a weekly columnist, journalist, pro-podcaster, wife and Mum of two. Sophie’s unique no-holes-bared wit and willingness to shoot the shit with absolute, and sometimes borderline grotesque, honesty makes her not only one of the funniest women in Ireland, but also one of my absolute favorite female voices today. I was…

My Body & Me with Louise Mc Sharry

Louise Mc Sharry is a DJ, journalist, instagrammer, cancer survivor and Mum. Speaking outwardly on her Instagram about body shame and unrealistic beauty standards, I couldn’t wait to hear her story about the relationship she has to her body. Can you start off by describing the attitude to beauty in your family home while you…

My Body & Me with Denise Smith

Denise Smith is a stylist, a journalist, a bride to be. I was dying to ask Denise about how her experiences have shaped her relationship with her body and her mental health more broadly, especially as she works in the fashion and beauty industry. Can you start off by describing the attitude to beauty in…

How To Respond To The Health Police

One of the things I hear from followers all the time is that they don’t know how to respond when people question them about their health. So having encountered this problem a million times myself and really perfected my response to the point that I don’t even have to think about it anymore, I thought…

3 Steps to Love Yourself Today

Ok so disclaimer: if you’re not currently body positive (ie. If you don’t already feel 100% confortable and happy with your body) then it’s gonna take some time to get you there. There is no quick fix for undoing years, decades even, of social conditioning. But don’t let that stop you from embarking on the…

Three Things I Wish Thin People Understood 

I’m not one for ‘thin bashing’. In fact if I’ve learned anything at all from body positivity its that all bodies are subject to impossible beauty stanards. Buuuuut… As a fat person, I have experienced discrimination at the hands of thin people, a lot. So I’ve put together this post to highlight the top three…