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…

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…

Call Me Fat. Please.

The word ‘fat’ is one of the most loaded words in the English language. Fat means ugly, lazy, irresponsible, slob, unsuccessful, unattractive, unsexy, undesirable, unhealthy, uneducated, weak willed, and about a hundred other negative things. Growing up I was always mortified when other people called me fat. And they did. To my face. All the…

How I Deal With Family Who Still Want Me To Lose Weight

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…

Why The BoPo Community is so Important

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…

So You Want To Be Body Positive And Lose Weight At The Same Time?

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…