Tag : weight

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

My weight does not undermine my eating disorder

2 years ago / 0 comments

I had an eating disorder for over three years, but my mind-set was disordered for much longer. It didn’t happen like the flick of a switch. It took years of subtle negativity, self-doubt and body comparisons, slowly creeping into my mental state like the darkening of the summer sky. What … Read More

The romanticisation of skinniness

2 years ago / 0 comments

Is the romanticisation of skinniness a harmless body appreciation or a dangerous ideal? Charlie discusses why we need greater body diversity in the media: We’re all guilty of it. Wishing we had Gwyneth Paltrow’s cheekbones instead of focusing 100% of our attention on Iron Man 3, re-posting photos of knee-high … Read More

Why weight gain needs more respect

2 years ago / 0 comments

Weight gain is still such a sensitive, vulnerable aspect of our lives. It’s seen as a negative thing, a promotion of obesity, a reflection of an unhealthy lifestyle, a symbol of greed… And the list goes on. But weight fluctuation is in fact a normal process of human life. Factors … Read More