Keep it kind

keep it kind online - making the internet a nicer and safer place to be

I’ll never forget the first time a story about me was published by a mainstream media source. Despite receiving the occasional nasty comment about my body or criticism on something I’d written, absolutely nothing could have prepared me for the vitriol that I found in the comments section of that article. Comments that had, according to the publishing website, been moderated. Well holy heck, if what I was reading had been moderated and considered appropriate to be approved then I’d hate to see what they decided not to publish. View Post

Athleisure

Plus size athleisure - New Zealand blogger Meagan Kerr wears Kate Madison pullover, Rainbeau Curves Premier Basix Leggings and Ecco Cool 2.0 Shoes

I’ve always struggled with casual outfits, because I believed for so I long that as a fat woman I had to put more effort into my appearance than smaller women do, and I thought that casual was too casual so I ended up way overdressed a lot of the time. When a thin woman wears sweatpants and has her hair in a messy bun, she’s cute and relaxed. When a fat woman does the same she is seen as lazy and like she doesn’t care about her appearance. I know right, what the heck? View Post

River Island Plus Clothing Haul

River Island Plus Haul

After seeing lots of my UK blogger babes wearing clothes from River Island Plus and finding out that they do in fact ship to New Zealand, I decided to give them a try. It turns out that River Island not only does petite, straight and plus size womenswear (sizes 6-28 or US 2-24) but they also have menswear (including big and tall) and kids clothing. I love being able to order pieces for my whole family from one place, so that’s a real bonus. View Post

Being Bullied: My Story

New Zealand blogger Meagan Kerr talks about being bullied as an adult

It’s not very often that I find myself lost for words, but I have tried to write this post so many times and found myself struggling. I’ve written it and rewritten it more than a hundred times over the last few months. I’ve procrastinated and stopped and started, and that’s how I know that this post needs to be written. Because if it’s hard for me to talk about it then chances are it’s going to be hard for other people to talk about as well, and I firmly believe that we need to shine light into dark corners. We need to talk about things that are horrible and uncomfortable and challenging – like being bullied. View Post

Can I Wear High Necked Tops?

Meagan Kerr wears ASOS CURVE Turtleneck and Harlow Sweetest Taboo Skirt

I have always been told I don’t suit high necked tops because they made my face look rounder, which is apparently a “bad” thing, but I’ve since realised that I don’t give a shit because this is just my bloody face, okay? That’s how it is and there’s nothing wrong with that. View Post