TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual assault
There have been a lot of discussions online recently about sexual assault and sexual harassment, from high profile cases in the media to within my own friend group. As a survivor of sexual assault and someone who has encountered harassment many times, I have found this discussion really difficult, as it’s brought back a lot of memories – especially around not being believed and the way I was treated when I spoke up about my own experiences.
Last night I saw many of my friends sharing this on Facebook and on Twitter: “If all the people who have been sexually harassed, assaulted, or raped wrote “me too” as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” You’ve probably seen it in your own social media feeds, because the magnitude of this is enormous. View Post
I’ve had quite a few people asking me about what kind of bed I’d recommend for plus size people lately, and as you will have seen in this video, Doug and I recently got a new bed so I thought I’d let you know what kind of bed we picked and why we thought it was the best one for us. View Post
As you know, I had surgery earlier in the year and during my recovery I’ve spent an awfully large amount of time in bed. It’s made me realise how much I need my bedroom to be my sanctuary and after many hours spent in bed staring at my surroundings (and watching home renovation shows on HGTV), I felt like our room wasn’t really cutting it. The bed was uncomfortable; our furniture and soft furnishings were badly mismatched, having been collected over the last 18 years since I moved out of home; and it just wasn’t the cosy, relaxing haven that I wanted it to be. And so, I started planning some changes. View Post
The welcome mat at our Airbnb
I want to start out by saying that while I have modelled in the past, I definitely don’t consider myself a model. I know some people get into blogging with the aim of being a model, but to be honest that’s never been my goal, I really am just here to share really awesome clothes! However, the opportunity came up for me to model for an up and coming New Zealand brand Firefly by Rachel Harrison, and because I had spoken to Rachel a lot over her design process and really love her range, I said sure – why the heck not. View Post
I first discovered Grace Victory when she was part of a Nike campaign – I was so excited to see an amazing fat woman of colour repping for a fitness brand, and even more excited to find out that she was a fellow blogger/vlogger.
I think it’s really important to surround myself with positive influences, so I started following Grace on social media; I checked out her YouTube channel; and I watched the documentaries she made with BBC Three. You know when you make an awesome new friend and you want to spend all your time with them? That was how I felt View Post