Fatphobia is everywhere…

To anyone who watched the ITVBe show mummy diaries, I’m sorry you had to witness such ignorant hate against plus size models and people in general.

Especially from someone with a clothing line that includes plus sizes, is modelled by plus size models, and earns money from the very community they’re so against.

As we see year after year with Pride Month and Mental Health Day, there are many companies and individuals so willing to jump on the inclusivity bandwagon for the sake of profit. Inclusivity is the new black – but when it comes down to it, most of these money makers have zero interest in the lives, success and worth of anyone whose ever been marginalised.

That’s why fat people like myself still post pictures of us unapologetically loving our bodies, why we fight and debate and campaign endlessly. We’re not a trend that you can dip into when you need to look philanthropic and line your pockets just for you to turn around and spout off some ‘promoting obesity’ bullshit.

Fat people exist and are fat for many reasons, and those who buy into crap like ‘eat less, move more’ do not understand the complexity of the human body and the vast array of things that can happen to it for many *many* reasons.

The fact that the disgusting message about plus size people was going on while talking about cancer and the importance of breast checks is deplorable and deeply disappointing.

All bodies are good bodies, but unfortunately not all people are good people.

#bopowarrior

Self Love vs Self Care: What’s The Difference?

For me, the line between self-love and self care has always been clear.

In the time of Instagram I believe these two notions get somewhat muddled. The hashtags run into each other and the lines between the two topics are blurred. Maybe for neuro typical is and able-bodied people self-love and self-care are one in the same, but for me and my wife, the line between the two is very clear.

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