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 your family home while you were growing up and how … Continue reading My Body & Me with Denise Smith

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 I’d share it with you guys here so you can … Continue reading How To Respond To The Health Police

Book Review: Body Positive Power by Megan Crabbe AKA @bodyposipanda 

So I finally got my hands on this book and after months of anticipation I couldn’t wait to read it. I also happened to be thoroughly knocked down by the worst head cold of my life and having taken to the bed for the past five days I could get really stuck in. It didn’t disappoint. Megan is an incredible women. Her Instagram following currently … Continue reading Book Review: Body Positive Power by Megan Crabbe AKA @bodyposipanda 

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4 Self Care Tips for When You’re Feeling Blue 

We can’t be happy all the time, can we? No. Definitely not. Even the most positive people have their moments when it all gets a bit too much for them. Whether it’s work related anxiety, relationship problems, a family feud, a fallout with a friend, financial woes, or just your period playing havoc with your hormones (thanks again Mother Nature). We all feel blue from … Continue reading 4 Self Care Tips for When You’re Feeling Blue 

3 Steps to Becoming Body Positive 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 most important journey of your life! In this blog post … Continue reading 3 Steps to Becoming Body Positive Today

The Secret To Setting Goals: New Years Resolutions That Work

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again! But you know what? I’m delighted that it’s time, once again, to establish my priorities and set my goals for the year ahead. I know it’s easy to dismiss the idea of New Years Resolutions. After years and years of making the same old resolutions and watching ourselves fail over and over again, of course it’s … Continue reading The Secret To Setting Goals: New Years Resolutions That Work

Responding to Fat Shamers… What’s The Point of Preaching to the Choir? 

I recently spoke on my Instagram stories about how a cousin of mine had fat shamed a girl on TV in front of me, and how upset it had made me. To be honest, the word upset is an under statement. I was enraged. Fat shaming others in front of fat people, is like slagging off blind people in front of other blind people, or … Continue reading Responding to Fat Shamers… What’s The Point of Preaching to the Choir? 

20 Things That Are Hard AF When You’ve Got Depression.

Last night I came across a post on Instagram which highlighted the glamorisation of the #selfcaresunday hashtag. It really made me think about the way we talk about self care, and I realised that I haven’t been very forthcoming when it comes to talking about the daily struggles I faced during my depression. So in the interest of breaking down the stigma around mental illness, … Continue reading 20 Things That Are Hard AF When You’ve Got Depression.

5 Tips for Online Dating for Plus Size Girls 

So your fat, single, and ready for a change? But how do you deal with the whole weight thing on online dating sites? Even if you’re body positive, it can be tricky. Trust me I know, I’ve been there. This seems to be a challenge that many fat girls face. I’ve had lots of followers get in touch in recent times, asking for advice on … Continue reading 5 Tips for Online Dating for Plus Size Girls