Because A Pretty Corpse Is No Use To Anyone
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Because A Pretty Corpse Is No Use To Anyone

(Getty Images/Jose Juan Garcia) “It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” ~ Warsan Shire Like many other people I’ve put on quite a bit of weight since I started taking mirtazapine again. Unlike, seemingly, any other people I don’t particularly care. … Continue reading

How to Trim Your Waistline AND Your Carbon Footprint, Without Even Thinking About It
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How to Trim Your Waistline AND Your Carbon Footprint, Without Even Thinking About It

“We kindly remind you that calories are for eating not counting.” ~ from the bottom of a restaurant menu in Oslo. Dieting doesn’t work. The entire existence of the dieting industry is a testament to that. Take Weight Watchers for example. Weight Watchers has built a multi-million dollar business on the understanding that while you … Continue reading

Size Is Just A Number
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Size Is Just A Number

“Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.” ~ Sophia Loren So I’ve been reading some of the publicity around Robyn Lawley (above) becoming the first ‘plus size’ face of Ralph Lauren. Plus size of course meaning bigger than sample size, not necessarily big. This in turn got me to thinking about the many conversations about … Continue reading

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And your heels so high that you can’t even have a good time…

I find myself getting disproportionately annoyed whenever I see groups of middle-aged women tottering around town like teenagers, wearing high heeled shoes that they can’t walk in properly. Surely by their age they should have either: a) learned to walk in heels, or b) accepted that they can’t walk in heels and decided that they … Continue reading

Beauty & Style / Body Image

What is the problem to which banishing these images would be the solution?

In the last week a few people in my Facebook and Twitter feeds have posted about encouraging the fashion and advertising industries not to use underweight models. They think that normal looking women should be employed instead to promote positive body image. This is nothing new of course, people have been criticising the fashion industry … Continue reading