200 Women

200 Women, Ruth Hobday, Geoff Blackwell and Kieran E. Scott

200 Women, by Ruth Hobday, Geoff Blackwell and Kieran E. Scott

The other day I wrote about the need to see more plus size women represented in the media. It always excites me when I see plus size women being included in projects and campaigns without having a song and dance from a company about “look at us being all diverse and inclusive”. And that’s one of the things that got me excited about the book 200 Women. It features women who are famous and unknown; celebrated and marginalised; of many cultures, ages, sizes, and backgrounds. View Post

No Filter

No Filter by Grace Victory

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

June Favourites

Currently reading: The Girls by Emma Cline on Kindle Paperwhite

Currently reading: The Girls by Emma Cline for Nana Wintour’s book club

Oh hi there June Favourites! I’m not sure how we suddenly managed to speed through half the year, but we have – winter is officially here, frost and all, and I have some awesome things to share with you – boots and books and beauty bits, oh my! View Post

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls by Jes Baker

Jes Baker is pretty well known in the world of body positivity as someone who is unafraid to talk about things that many shy away from. Her no bull attitude is what drew me to her, with her open letter to then Abercrombie and Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries and amazing “Abercrombie and Fat” photoshoot after Jeffries made some body shaming comments about why he didn’t want fat people shopping in A&F stores.

As soon as Jes announced her book Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, I preordered it on Amazon. View Post