I was going to tweet about this, but realised it would be far too long to fit into even a series of tweets. In a massive misrepresentation of what the body positive movement is about I got sent this tweet.
If you follow me on Twitter then you’ll have seen this already. There is a hashtag about Ableist speech and attitudes, it’s full of quotes that have been said to disabled people, as well as more generalised examples of how disabled people are treated.
Let me start by saying, so many trigger warnings for this post. I realised I have written, briefly, about this before, but it is a very emotional post written while in distress. It’s not actually one I would recommend reading, though can’t bring myself to take it down. I want to talk about weight loss,… Read More Trigger Warnings
This tweet popped up on my timeline, I was busy at the time, so I didn’t see the context or know about any twitter storm. It irritated me though, and I expected better from this particular person. So I responded and thought no more about it.
Some of you may be thinking I’m a little bit early, some more of you may be thinking, “what on earth is Samhain?” I best start with answering that question. It’s a Pagan festival that happens on the 31st October and it marks the end of the harvest and beginning of Winter. You will also… Read More Preparing for Samhain
I went to see a counsellor a few years back, it was about 6 or so months after my health problems had started. I took a deep breath and decided to speak, for the very first time to anyone, about my disordered eating.
I have to admit, this is a post about a specific conversation. But it got me thinking, and it got me thinking about something that I find tough to think about. So I figured getting it out of my system might stop it circling around in my mind. You may have read before that I… Read More The Diet Industry and triggers
Sorry to be repetitive, but I’ve been reading more on the #DropThePlus campaign and it got me thinking. Lovely as Ajay is, I’m sorry to say the more I think about it the less keen I am on it. Though I agree totally with their desire to make a better world for girls, and applaud… Read More #DropThePlus and our daughters
I don’t get on with my body very much. In fact that’s quite an understatement. And today that self loathing hit me like a sledgehammer. I’ve got a romantic day out with my husband planned, at a spa, we’ll be getting massages and spend time in steam rooms and jacuzzis. It all sounds heavenly. The… Read More #EDAW2015, #effyourbeautystandards, #spoonieproblems and self hate (TW)
Have had a less than positive experience recently with a local hospital, which is a shame because on the whole we’ve always had a lot of help at this particular hospital. And we’ve been there a lot! But this particular problem is pretty big, and does make me nervous about going back there. Given the… Read More Honesty, trust, mental health and health care professionals