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 Rosemary Mc Cabe

Rosemary Mc Cabe is a household name. Her work as a journalist, stylist, blogger and more recently, personal trainer, has made her one of the most trusted influencers in Ireland today. She’s outspoken, authentic and original. I couldn’t wait to talk to her about how she feels about her body, having spent so much time…

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…

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…

My Five Favourite Self Love Accounts 

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…

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…