I’m sure you are all aware by now of my series of illustrations of Plus Size Bloggers (if you haven’t please do go take a look). I’ve been meaning to add to it for a little while, and I’ve especially been looking to add some of the excellent male bloggers who are out there. So when… Read More Plus Size Male Bloggers
It’s funny what will push you out of your comfort zone, and I recently found myself prompted into buying a dress that was a little out of my zone. I was browsing Lindy Bop – just for a change – when I spotted this cream clover print tea dress. I’m not normally one to wear… Read More Lindy Bop and remembering mum
It might seem strange to apply a real world principle, like privilege, to a fictional character. But I think it can be quite interesting to consider it in this manner, as it has the potential benefit of allowing a degree of distance and objectivity. The reason I’ve chosen to do this is partly because I’m… Read More Is Wonder Woman privileged?
Yours clothing have now announced the winners of the #BeTheBlogger competition. Head on over there to congratulate the winners! Glow Pink Stah What Laura Loves No Shrinking Violet Ginger Girl Says Kat Henry I thought I’d do a quick post about it, because – while I am a little disappointed to have not been one… Read More #BeTheBlogger
I just want to start by thanking everyone who liked, retweeted and shared my various statuses and tweets on the Yours clothing #BeTheBlogger competition. It has meant a lot to me to be able to get this far. So here’s my blog post for the final stage of the competition. I hope you enjoy it.… Read More Yours stores, representation and a positive start to 2017
My kids have reached that age. Now the infuriating conversations have started. “Boys do this, girls don’t” “That’s a girls toy” “Girls don’t like that” No matter that, up until this point, I’ve always encouraged both children to play with and like whatever they want. I’ve been very clear that there are no “boys toys”… Read More “That’s a boy thing”
A little while ago I read and amazing book called Herland, by Charlotte Perkins Gillman. I loved it, and highly recommend it. It’s a story about a country in which there are only women, no men at all until three male explorers discover it, and it is mostly about the differences the author imagined between… Read More Human Nature
She was an ugly duckling at school, teased for being bigger than the others. She wasn’t huge, but kids are cruel. She wanted to model but agencies told her she was too fat, pressured her to lose weight, but one day she had a revelation – she was beautiful! It didn’t matter what anyone else… Read More All bodies are beautiful
I interrupt the scheduled interview posts to talk, again, about #DropThePlus. This will be my sixth post on the subject – don’t worry, I’m tired of it too. But it still keeps coming back, and still with the same tired arguments. So I’m taking a different approach this time, I’ve spoken about euphemisms like “curvy… Read More #DropThePetite – or why #DropThePlus doesn’t make sense
This is a subject that comes up a lot within the body positive plus size community, a hell of a lot. And it’s always controversial. Weight loss.