First things first, bad body image days happen to everyone. Hell, bad body image years happen to everyone. Accepting your body involves unlearning so much of what you have been taught to believe your entire life. Unlearning those lessons does not happen all at once, it is a process that you will continue to undertake … Continue reading Coping with Poor Body Image Days
In our lives we are constantly surrounded by images designed to - in some way, shape, or form - make us feel badly about ourselves. Advertisements, sponsored content, diet information - all of these things are created with one purpose: to tell us that there is something missing from our lives, and that by buying … Continue reading Life in Competition
There are a lot of ways that the world tells you to feel good about yourself. Media is (slowly) becoming more diverse and accepting, or so it appears. But it is one thing to see these changes happening and knowing you are supposed to feel better, and actually feeling better about yourself. So, what does it mean to be truly body positive?
Every single January I hope that the billboards and pamphlets for weight loss supplements and gym memberships will cease to enter my life. And every single January I am unpleasantly unsurprised by the hundreds of messages I see on telephone pole posters and on the side of buses telling me that 2017 is the year … Continue reading New Year, Same Bullshit.