Body Autonomy vs. Body Positivity: How My Mindset Changed

Body Autonomy vs. Body Positivity: How My …

I first starting diving into the body-positive world in 2016 – I think. And as I’ve mentioned before, I was introduced to the movement by Tess Holliday, it really helped me love my body and led to fat acceptance and a bunch of great things. But lately, body autonomy fits my outlook a lot more. What’s the difference between body autonomy and body positivity? A great question, that I’ve gotten a few times. And that I had to look into as I was trying…

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Body Positive: What I Do When The Thoughts Run Negative

Body Positive: What I Do When The …

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep on saying it – being body positive is a tricky thing. And right now, I’m feeling a little body negative. I’m confident it will pass but as always, pretending that I feel GREAT at all times just wouldn’t be true to myself. And even though I want to be body positive, honesty is more important to me. Usually, I would say that 6/7 days, I feel pretty darn good. But for whatever reason, I’ve been stuck on…

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Why I Feel Like A Body Positive Fraud

Why I Feel Like A Body Positive …

I always say that my answer to having self-confidence is faking it until I make it. I started going to the gym for the first time in three years and besides being in a lot of pain and completely out of breath, it made me feel one thing more than anything else: guilt. A flood of guilt because I want to change the way I look — no, the way I feel. I have been the same weight, more or less, for almost 10…

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Dear Brands: Our Fat Bodies Are Not Your Marketing Tool

Dear Brands: Our Fat Bodies Are Not …

More and more I am noticing that fat bodies are being used at the forefront of brand launches and campaigns as a way of appearing inclusive and body positive. And I say appearing because lately, I’ve noticed that it is about appearing body positive and not actually being inclusive. Fat bodies do not exist to be your marketing tool. Let’s start off by saying that if this reads more as a rant than a blog post, that’s probably because it’s something that has been…

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Let’s Clear the Air: Why I Don’t Write For External Validation

Let’s Clear the Air: Why I …

A few days ago I wrote a post that I’m very proud of, for a number of reasons. The main reason being that I love where I am in my career and that was the point of the article. To get laid off and change it up within two months is pretty hard to pull off in Toronto, and I’m damn proud I did it. If it sounds like I’m bragging that’s fine, I think we could all do with a little more proud…

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Becoming a Mermaid with AquaMermaid

Becoming a Mermaid with AquaMermaid

Also known as “the day my dream came true.” 

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Shopping mblm by Tess Holliday

Shopping mblm by Tess Holliday

By now we all know of my love for Penningtons and how that store has helped me accept being plus-sized and taught me a thing or two about fashion. But I had the chance to meet the woman who, and this is a bold but true statement, single-handedly helped me embrace what I look like. 

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Fat and Proud – Reclaiming the Word Fat

Fat and Proud – Reclaiming the Word Fat

Fellow blogger Stef passed this on for me to reblog – love it!

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Confidence and Hair Loss: Meet PHOM Hair

Confidence and Hair Loss: Meet PHOM Hair

Let’s just be straight up about it: hair loss is a bitch. It sucks your confidence right out of you, is a pain in the butt to manage, and hair loss can be tied to so many health issues that Google WILL tell you that you’re dying (yes, I Google my symptoms). A few summers ago, my hair got really thin and I was able to figure out the causes (dry shampoo and stress) and get a handle on it. But what started this…

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Tattoos as Therapy: What Mine Are & Why I Get Them

Tattoos as Therapy: What Mine Are & Why …

I’m terrified of needles and I’m very bad at committing to anything or ever making up my mind. I also have 14 tattoos and the only thing stopping me from getting more is money. Okay, and deciding where to put one next. I got my first one when I was 18, and I’m going to be getting my 15th well before I turn 28 this year. And my god if you had told me this when I was in high school I think I’d…

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