How religion and misogyny have made us bloody love being miserable.
How has your attitude to clothing, make up and all things self changed during lockdown. Plus will losing body fat really make you happier?
How has lockdown affected your fashion? And how do you know if you’re the “right” shape?
A quick history about the origins of BMI and how a couple of rich white guys made us hate ourselves.
The importance of normalising larger bodies. And why Naomi told her Mum to “mind your own plate”.
BODY POSITIVITY IS NOT A WAITING ROOM THAT’LL KEEP YOU COMFORTABLE UNTIL YOU GET THIN.
I have curated my newsfeed to be full of awesome, positive content – easily done once you start clearing out the trash. Which is why it is pissing me off to see my beautiful body positive posts slowly but perceptibly replaced by body shamers… But the worst thing is that they don’t even know they’re doing it.
Do you? I dare you to read on and find out…
I love food. Like, I REALLY love it… I mean, I even enjoy aeroplane and hospital food, for fuck’s sake… As lovely as it is, this beautiful approach to fearlessly trying new foods doesn’t mean I don’t have issues with food, or the body that consumes it. Far fucking from it, actually. I’ve struggled with it pretty much all my life.
When I go to a restaurant, it’s usually because; a) I can’t be arsed to cook, b) my partner can’t be arsed to cook and is offering to pay, or c) I want to eat a fuck tonne of lush food. I don’t normally expect French Fred, the maître D from “First Dates”, to tell me that I need to jog for 45mins because I ate a cheeseburger. But I just watched a TV show where this exact thing happened.
Today I watched the BBC 2 Horizon documentary “The Restaurant That Burns Off Calories” – and man, do I have some views to share with you!