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

Being An Old Soul In A Young Body

I still remember an old dear friend of mine calling me a nana, when I told her of my love of Classical music. We laughed, smiled and even so, at that time I wasn't aware of the term old soul. I loved watching old films, watching musicals, ballets, operas, listening to old Jazz, reading English … Continue reading Being An Old Soul In A Young Body

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

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