This needs to end NOW!

So I plucked up the courage to showcase some of my blogs to a writers help group on Facebook. As most of you know it can be extremely emotional and even painful to write about subjects we find difficult and of experiences that have caused us years of misery. This has definitely been the case…

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Adventures of a wannabe Curve Model.

Any body who knows me will agree that I have always been a proper poser. When I was a child, 23 stone, with or without make-up, and once I had achieved my goal weight, It has always been the same. I love being in front of the camera. I’ve always loved how my face looks.…

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A New Direction…

Forget the old me who used to feel I couldn’t do things because of how I looked…it’s time for a change. Embrace who you are!

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Don’t Make Body Image the Centre of Our Universe.

I have fluctuated in weight over the years from my heaviest at nearly 24 stone to my smallest at 9. I am now the picture on the right. I am now able to eat a meal without throwing it all up. I can take in the nutrients that my body needs to function properly and…

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Body image and our feelings of inadequacy.

Today I want to talk about inadequacies. More specifically our feelings of inadequacy and where they come from. For me, my feelings of being inadequate  arose from my negative body image and the way that most people in my life regarded me as somewhat a failure because of my size. Whether it is conscious or…

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#Curves don’t mean can’t!!

I have been thinking a lot lately about what exactly changed about my life when I lost a huge amount of weight? What did I do differently? It is definitely true that I found it easier to walk, to dance, to make love but looking back I never let my weight or what I looked…

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Who says you can’t wear that?!?!

I bought this beautiful vintage, bright yellow dress yesterday. I couldn’t resist wearing it straight away so I changed in my local Sainsbury toilet. As soon as I walked into my local, family run coffee shop, two women commented on how lovely my dress was. One of them turned to me and said that she…

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How do you remember your Mother?

It’s a very perculiar thing to think about while your mother is still alive: How do you remember her? But an even stranger thing is to look at the person who is in fact your mother and not recognise her. What I see now is not how I align myself with the picture I have…

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Cloches et Bain

I can hear the bells from the nearby church glide on the evening air and trickle in through the open window. I like a hot bath when I first get in but it soon starts to make me sick. I like then to run the cold tap and feel the cool, silky water caress my…

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