Following bopo accounts on Instagram is crucial to developing self love and body positivity. Why? Well considering the fact that these days most of us spend more time on our phones than off them, it’s no wonder that the messages we receive through our social media have an immeasurable impact on how we think and feel. When we make the decision to start working hard … Continue reading My Five Favourite Self Love Accounts
It’s that time of year again, when our social media becomes saturated by Bikini Body workouts, meal plans and ‘thinspiration’. I’m sure you’ve already guessed that it’s not something that I enjoy. Far from it. But given how pervasive the Bikini Body pressure is in society, I have to face facts and accept the reality of the world I live in. Right? Wrong. I refuse … Continue reading The Bikini Body Bullshit
This time last year I had just recently embarked on the most important mission of my life; to fall in love with myself. Like most people, I suppose, the idea of self love was completely alien to me back then, and I made all kinds of crazy assumptions about the concept. Since then though, I’ve come to understand self love for what it really is, … Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned About Self Love
Depression remaims baffelingly misunderstood in Ireland today despite how common it is becoming. Having suffered with what became crippling depression myself, I’m passionate about doing what I can to raise awareness around this dangerous mental illness that takes thousands of lives every year. So I decided to choose six common myths around depression and bust the sh*t out of them! 1. Depression is Just The … Continue reading Six Depression Myths Busted!
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 things I wish thin people understood about fat people. 1. … Continue reading Three Things I Wish Thin People Understood
There’s no doubt about it; once you embrace self love and body positivity there’s no looking back!!! But what do you do when other people don’t share your enthusiasm? How do you handle the pressure to conform? I’m a year into my self love/body positive journey, and there’s no question that I’m immeasurably happier and healthier for it. But unfortunately not everybody in my life … Continue reading How I Deal With Family Who Still Want Me To Lose Weight
For those of you who don’t know, ‘bopo’ stands for body positivity. And there is an enormous, and rapidly growing, bopo community online, particularly on Instagram. The online bopo community has had such an impact on my life over the past few months. But I have noticed that when I mention it to my family and friends, they typically brush it off as more social … Continue reading Why The BoPo Community is so Important
The world today is so full of contradictions. We often find ourselves conflicted and unsure. Especially when we’re trying to make meaningful change in our lives. For example, I used to really struggle with the contradiction between being body positive and my undeniable desire to lose weight. It seemed that I couldn’t have both. How could I claim to love my body but at the … Continue reading So You Want To Love Your Body And You Want To Lose Weight?