I Asked A Bunch Of People How They Felt About Their Vulvas
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I Asked A Bunch Of People How They Felt About Their Vulvas

“Moving from phonetics to etymology, ‘vagina’ originates from a word meaning sheath for a sword. Ain’t got no vagina.” ~ Inga Muscio So, a late night conversation on Twitter last week led me to conduct some more polling. Completely non-scientific, non-generalisable polling of course. I like to think of it as finding out what a room … Continue reading

Because A Pretty Corpse Is No Use To Anyone
#medications / #StartAConversation / Beauty & Style / Body Image / Life / Mental health / Mental Health & Wellbeing

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

Size Is Just A Number
Beauty & Style / Body Image / Dating / Relationships / Sex / Sex, Dating & Relationships

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

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