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
A younger self, Your body is your home, and you were taught to hate it. You were taught that it is wrong, your hair, your stomach, your feet, your face. Not light enough, not slim enough, not smooth enough, not straight enough. You were taught to envy these things in other women, to see them … Continue reading A Letter to a Younger Self
So, I workout now. For anyone who knows me this probably seems very strange as I've always been very passionate about moving pretty much as little as possible. My decision to start exercising regularly came when I started reflecting critically on why I was so opposed to it. I came to a realization that when … Continue reading Is Your Work Out 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.