Monday, 25 April 2016

Stop Showing Me Your Before/After Weight Loss Pictures, Seriously.

I get tagged in before/after weight loss pictures A LOT. I'm sure some of you will read that and immediately think 'wtf why would they tag her in that'? (thank you), but others might not see the problem with it. I know there are plenty of accounts out there that promote the idea of body positive weight loss, and that dieting and self acceptance can go hand in hand. I am not one of those accounts. I am zero tolerance on diet culture. The idea that self love comes from changing your body to better fit the cultural ideal of beauty? Nope. Not buying it. Never will be. Keep ya celery sticks and squats. Gurl byeeee. 

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Let's Talk About The Word FAT

Who here has been called fat as an insult before?

*Queue every single female I've ever known raising their hand*

We all know that unique feeling that slices through your insides and pumps you full of hot, poisonous shame when someone calls you fat. Maybe it's a stranger spewing hate at you from across the street. Maybe it's a family member who constantly berates you about your weight. Maybe it's an online troll comparing you to the majestic sea beast otherwise known as a whale. Maybe it's a best friend who always goes out of her way to tell people that you're 'the bigger one' despite knowing you'd recently recovered from anorexia (yup, that's one of mine *raises hand*). We've all been body shamed. But there is absolutely no doubt that the full blown F bombs hit you the hardest.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Why Bikini Body Diets Need To Die

We all know how this summer thing works. The sun comes out, and with it comes the looming presence of swimwear season. We're swarmed by adverts for juice detoxes, ab workouts and magical lotions and potions guaranteed to transform us into sun swept Goddesses (and all we have to do is give up our money, time and self esteem, seems reasonable...). Before we've even packed away our oversized jumpers the quest has begun, the annual panic to reach that Holy Grail - the Bikini Body.

Now let's be honest for a moment, anybody who's ever bought into the idea of the bikini body (which I'm willing to bet is most of us), has probably experienced the same thing. Hunger, misery, preoccupation with food, missing out on social events, wasted money on products that don't work and inevitably, failure