Tag : body image

How to Deal With an Eating Disorder

9 months ago / 0 comments

Anorexia. Even now it’s hard for me to look at this word without wincing. Recent research has shown that over 1.6 million people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder. This is a monster that we cannot ignore and it’s about time we spoke about it. My experience. I … Read More

The importance of body positivity

10 months ago / 0 comments

The body is a constant and inevitable presence in our everyday lives. From how we decide to get dressed to what we like to eat, from the advertisements that torment us, to other people’s looks, we cannot avoid taking into consideration the body. Everything seems to affect our body and … Read More

The VS fashion show: an under-represented, potentially damaging display?

12 months ago / 0 comments

In the aftermath of this years Victoria’s Secret catwalk in Shanghai, Charlotte discusses lack of representation and the promotion of a single body type. It’s that time of the year again. The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is gracing our television screens once more. It’s safe to say the fashion show … Read More

Too little, too late?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Everyone’s talking about the ban on underweight models taken by major French fashion companies, but is it really worth all the attention? New Fashion editor, Lydia Varney, gives us her take on the latest change to the runway. With the news emerging that as of October 1st, two major French … Read More

Body neutrality: the way to body acceptance or a lack of self-love?

2 years ago / 1 comments

Body positivity has become a well-known phrase over the past few years; particularly within the eating disorder recovery community. In a nutshell, body positivity promotes unconditional self-love, and aims to soothe any racial, societal, or personal struggles with your body. As someone who has struggled with eating and body image, … Read More

NYE resolutions that will actually benefit you

2 years ago / 0 comments

January – the time of year that drives me insane. Advert after advert of DFS sales, slimfast milkshakes and gruelling workout routines. But this year you don’t have to confine to societal standards. Here are some New Years Eve resolutions to take care of yourself this year, without adhering to … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: V is for View

3 years ago / 0 comments

Whether your ideal scenery is a sunny, sandy beach, the top of a misty hill or simply the view from your bedroom window, a good view is always appreciated. Whether it’s waking up to a sunny view of Leeds, or walking up to the blue skies of the Malvern hills … Read More

The Depression Diaries: An apology to my body

3 years ago / 0 comments

Dear Body, I’m sorry that I still don’t love you. I’m sorry that sometimes I can’t bear to look at you. As summer approaches, and everyone shows more skin, it makes me wonder what everyone else thinks of you. I’m worried they’ll laugh and point, or snigger at the roundness … Read More

Life in plastic, it’s fantastic

3 years ago / 0 comments

After two years of revamping the classic Barbie to meet more realistic body expectations, Mattel have revolutionised an iconic doll which has not drastically changed since its first release in 1959 by releasing ‘curvy’, ‘petite’ and ‘tall’ versions, as well as dolls with different skin tones and hairstyles. Many believe … Read More

Comparison: the habit that fuels self doubt

3 years ago / 0 comments

“The reason we feel insecure: we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel”. Now, before you disregard this quote as just downright pretentious and go back to procrastinating from that pile of reading, bear with me for a minute or two. We’ve all had rubbish days; we’ve … Read More