Body, Life

3 Books Every Bopo Babe Should Read Right Now

We all know that body positivity and finding genuine self-love is a journey and I have found a good way to keep my journey going is to discover fellow travelers. So I follow loads of accounts on Instagram, I read tons of different articles, I re-pin affirmations on Pinterest, I try and surround myself with positivity as much as I…

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How to Start Practicing Body Positivity

My journey started by following the body positivity movement and from this I learnt a few ways to really start appreciating my body. By making a conscious effort to start embracing myself I got to the place that I am now – which is feeling comfortable in my own skin, not looking at my body with absolute disgust, feeling more…

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Body, Fashion

Eff the fashion rules

The only thing that gets me more annoyed than body shaming is fashion rules. Especially when they are rules that apply to size. You know the ones I’m talking about – “don’t wear skinny jeans because girl, yo fat ass don’t belong in them”, or “stay away from stripes because they hate you”. Here is my biggest problem with the…

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My stretch mark story

There are so many quotes and love letters to stretch marks out there and I used to hate all of them with such a passion. “You have earned your tiger stripes” – Firstly, I wasn’t trying to earn them and secondly, I’m an effing human woman, not a wild animal. “Stretchmarks are the finest literature you’ll ever read” – Take…

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How I got to where I am with my body

I can remember feeling like I was fat from the age of 10. I always felt like I was the biggest one in my group of friends, which when I look back now, couldn’t have been further from the truth. We were all pretty much the same size, which means I was the average weight for my age but I…

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Dear body shaming brand

I have to start by asking what you were thinking. Did you really think that an advert where a fat cake topper cracks her wedding cake and then proceeds to fall into it while her husband grabs her arm and tries to save her from possibly the most humiliating scenario, and then stating “don’t ruin your big day” would be…

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Local Body Instagrammers who have inspired me

I have always loved Instagram but before starting my new account (you can follow me here), I was a bit of a meh Instagrammer (you couldn’t even call me that actually). I didn’t have any direction, I followed so many random accounts who I had started following all those years ago who actually didn’t add much to my life or…

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Let’s talk body positivity

First off it is really important that we all understand that the term body positivity isn’t exclusive to one body type. The common misconception is that it’s for the “fat” people but it is inclusive of all bodies, full figured, curvy, thin, flat chested, even disabled. Everybody deserves to feel good in their skin and to love and enjoy their…

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These disgusting body standards

I am sure you have all seen this video or a similar one at some point and it may interest you but I find it disturbing and of course I am going to tell you why… WHY has there been an “ideal body shape” for each era? Who decides that now is the time for a curvaceous body or an athletic body type?…

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I put my costume on and didn’t hate it

I have always agreed that every body is a summer body and whole heartedly encouraged everyone to just suck it up (not suck it in) and put that costume on and not give a shit about anyone else. Everyone, except myself of course. Up until last year I didn’t even own an “adult” costume, by adult costume I mean the…

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