self image

  • what happens when you stop hating your body

    5 Amazing Things That Happen When You Stop Hating Your Body

    They tell you if you love your body, you’ll let yourself go It’s a lie. I take better care of my body now that I’ve accepted my fine lines, cellulite, and everything that’s “wrong” with it, than I did back when I hated every flaw. During my teen years, I’d starve myself for days so […]


  • feel beautiful

    Feeling Beautiful Is A Choice. Make It.

    “People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl… It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is […]


  • 5 Body Image Myths, Busted!

    For most of my life, I hated my body. I used to think that, if only it were perfect, then I’d be happier and have both the job and man of my dreams. And to make it perfect, I needed to hate it, to punish it into shape. Because, if I started to like it […]


  • You Look So Skinny is not a compliment

    “You Look So Skinny” Is NOT A Compliment!

    “You look so skinny!” For more than a decade, I longed to hear those words. Although I have never been fat (I’ve always oscillated between UK sizes 8-12), my curves never made me look skinny. No one ever had a problem with my big breasts, but my hips, thighs, and bum were all deemed too […]


  • cellulite is normal - get over it

    Get Over It, Cellulite Is Normal!

    Summer is my favourite time of the year – and not just because I was born on a hot August day. I love the longer, hotter days lazily spent lying around on the beach or exploring a new park. The softer colours as nature blooms. The way life’s hectic pace slows down, shifting our focus […]


  • why beauty should not hurt

    Beauty Should NOT Hurt

    You must suffer to be beautiful. How many times have you heard that? You hear it when you complain about the excruciating pain of waxing your legs. Or about the bunions and corns a day in high heels has left on your feet. Or the hunger, dizziness, and nausea you feel when you are on […]