My Journey And Relationship With Food

I was watching the video below by It's Jcanana. I could relate to what she was saying, and it made me think of my own journey with food. As it's something so personal, it's easy for other's to think from the outside "Why should you be self conscious, you're quite slim." I really wanted to … Continue reading My Journey And Relationship With Food

A Collection Of Thoughts Unrelated To Cats

It's that time of the year. I was looking back at the post from three years ago, and now it's also the last week of the semester. Although, I didn't eat a chocolate filled bun, I did eat something surprisingly savory with olive and oregano which is slightly nicer for my acne. To think back in … Continue reading A Collection Of Thoughts Unrelated To Cats

The Importance Of Not Judging A Book By Its Cover

We live in a society where many people judge and treat others based on their looks. Have you ever had an experience talking to someone, and then felt that they spoke differently with another person beside you. Perhaps the tone in their voice changes, the eyes look more engaged and various other signs that are … Continue reading The Importance Of Not Judging A Book By Its Cover

You Are Capable Of Much More Than Looking Pretty

When I was younger, whenever there was a new girl at school, one of the girls at school (who later became a fashion model) and her friends would always ask "is she prettier than us?" It was quite sad to see that many young girls already put their self worth on physical attractiveness, comparing themselves to … Continue reading You Are Capable Of Much More Than Looking Pretty

How Exercise Can Boost Your Self Confidence

Exercise has endless benefits for your body, mind and soul. It is essential for good health and has a significant affect on ones emotions. I remember going to the doctors this year to discuss my anxiety. The question that was always asked was "Are you exercising?". This question is always asked by the ones close to me. I … Continue reading How Exercise Can Boost Your Self Confidence

The Concept Of The Perfect Body Doesn’t Exist

We eat, sleep, move, laugh, cry and live with our bodies. Cherishing the body and keeping it healthy is such an important way to show your body respect. However, there is an unrealistic built up idea of standardised beauty that having a flat stomach, being thin, having a full chest and a toned smooth body is the … Continue reading The Concept Of The Perfect Body Doesn’t Exist

5 Things I’ve Told My Body That Aren’t True

We are our own worst critic. At least, I know I can be at the best of times, especially when it comes to certain areas inside and out. Talking about body image feels very personal to me, but in saying so, I feel that many people may feel the same. We all have something we are … Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Told My Body That Aren’t True

My Thoughts On Embracing Your Natural Beauty

When I stare in the mirror, I see the small sprinkle of freckles under the eyes, dark brown eyes staring back at me, overgrown eyebrows  and my smile wrinkles telling me you're beautiful. It's more common for women (and men) to put our selves down for the way we look, rather than focus on our natural beauty. … Continue reading My Thoughts On Embracing Your Natural Beauty

The Word ‘Skinny’ Shouldn’t Be A Compliment

Most people who told me the words "My goodness, you are so skinny", meant it as a compliment. There are only a few times where someone would say it with the words "Why are you so skinny?", and that's when it makes me realise how a simple compliment has many connotations behind it. Slim, thin … Continue reading The Word ‘Skinny’ Shouldn’t Be A Compliment

We Need Body Diversity In The Fashion Industry

The need for diversity within the fashion industry, as well as the media as a whole is a discussion that is often talked about. I was recently reading the Sydney Morning Herald, and came across an article titled: Skinny models and Photoshopped images are hurting women. As I was reading it, I thought that it explained it … Continue reading We Need Body Diversity In The Fashion Industry

Why I Don’t Wear Bras (Most Of The Time)

I grew up in the country side,where most days I went to school without wearing a bra. It wasn't because I didn't want to, but it was simply because some days I wore my sports bra and some days I didn't. Most days I wear a camisole underneath and I go about my day. As someone with … Continue reading Why I Don’t Wear Bras (Most Of The Time)

Body Thought: Love The Skin You’re In

In the digital age we hear news about physical alterations every day, and it is to such a degree that it doesn't come as quite a shock. It's become seemingly normal. This desire to look and feel beautiful, once you look a certain way. In my lifetime, I can't imagine wanting to have any surgery on myself for physical … Continue reading Body Thought: Love The Skin You’re In

say no to thinspiration

This is a topic I've wanted to write about for a while, similar to my previous post on the skinny theory. Society is funny in a sense that we follow and we are persuaded by the definitions of beauty that the media makes, rather than our down to earth ones. In the early 20th century, … Continue reading say no to thinspiration