About 18 months ago I had the opportunity to take part in The Adipositivity Project – a photography project by the illustrious Substantia Jones that celebrates fat bodies in all their glory. Fat, glorious and without clothes on.
One of the reasons I write this blog is because I think it’s really important to have positive representation of bodies of all shapes and sizes out there in the world. Not just the so-called ideals represented in the media or in carefully curated Instagram feeds, but other bodies that are seldom seen. I’m short and fat with rolls, stretch marks and cellulite; I have large breasts that sag, very fat legs and an apron belly. I have scars, imperfect skin and most of the time my hair is frizzy. In the fashion world, bodies like mine are rarely shown, and so I decided to put myself out there and be one of the people providing that much needed representation of fat bodies. Put your money where your mouth is and all that, right? View Post
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So much of the holidays is centred around tradition, and we all have our own things that we do year after year, special things that make us look forward to the holidays, that we share with our friends and our family. For me, one of those traditions has become spending time together on Christmas Eve. View Post
There are some things that, when I post pictures of myself wearing them, I’ll almost inevitably get someone saying “You’re so brave, I wish I could wear that”. One of those things is bodycon dresses (which just so happen to be one of my favourite things to wear), and I thought that since I’ve just added two of them to my wardrobe (you can see the other one here) I’d take a moment to do some mythbusting. View Post
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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll probably already know that I talk about plus size activewear reasonably often – it’s my most asked about topic, and affordable good quality activewear is really hard to find in plus sizes. Well, it was until now. I’ve been talking to the team at The Warehouse of the importance of making activewear available to a wider range of sizes for years, and I’m super excited to report that they’ve just extended their Active Intent range from a 2XL (size 20) up to a 6XL (size 30) and it is so nice! View Post
It’s that time of year when people start talking about all things Christmas. There are the Christmas parties, end of year office functions and Secret Santa gift exchanges, catching up with old friends, carolling, spending time with family … but I have to admit that I struggle to get into the holiday spirit when Christmas time rolls around. In fact, sometimes I’ve been called a downright grinch. There’s one thing that makes me less grinchy, and that’s NZ Secret Santa on Twitter. I look forward to it so much and it’s probably the thing I like the most about the festive season. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s pretty epic – basically our national postal service runs a Secret Santa gift swap on Twitter (kind of like the one you might do at work, but way cooler). View Post