I See Your Body Shaming and Raise You My No-Holds-Barred Body Acceptance!

  Why does body positivity matter?   We all care about our appearance and in our society, which is obsessed with bodily perfection, there are consequences for girls and women whose bodies do not ― or cannot ― meet social expectations or norms. These consequences are incredibly difficult to escape no matter how hard you try. Fat discrimination at work is real; from assumptions (that fat women are lazy, unhealthy and undisciplined, aren’t as smart, strong or able to do certain things) to fat women earning less than ‘normal’ weight women and men who are overweight or obese. Many women… Continue Reading

On Judgement and Golden Gaytimes

  As many of you may already be aware, TopShop has recently been hosting a Golden Gaytime Crumb Shed pop up. If you didn’t get a chance to go, I can safely say it was so delicious that I would have contemplated another trip up to Sydney purely for another custom made Gaytime. It was doubly exciting for me because ice cream is my favourite food, and to top it off Golden Gaytimes are always one of my top picks. As I was leaving TopShop I came face to face with something that, for a brief moment, kind of killed… Continue Reading

Free Time is the Enemy of Progress

  Casey Neistat is pretty damn cool (in my opinion anyway). If you don’t know his work or who he is, check out his YouTube channel. Casey, best known for his daily vlogs, has worked with companies such as Nike, J.Crew and Mercedes Benz on major advertising campaigns. He’s a filmmaker, producer and entrepreneur living in New York City with some a-list friends including Karlie Kloss, Jack and Finn Harries, and a bunch of other talented creatives. Casey made a bold statement in one of his videos that got me thinking.   ‘Free time is the enemy of progress.’  … Continue Reading

Guest Blogger Back to Bliss: How I’ve come to consider being called Too Much a huge compliment

Someone said something to me recently, that made me feel like I’m “too much”—over the top, too intense. This isn’t the first time I’ve felt like this. In fact, I’ve felt similar judgements ever since I was little girl. I was too loud, too silly, too messy, too emotional, too energetic—the list of “toos” was endless. I want to write about this because I think it is a big, BIG problem in our society. Children are inherently large energies. They have seemingly unlimited life force propelling them through their day (except nap time of course). All they want to do… Continue Reading

My Favourite Beauty Ritual with Bicky Lee

For me, the pamper routine is less of a Sunday afternoon in the tub and is more just taking good care of myself regularly. I am all about the inexpensive, easy, and nourishing rituals. I have detailed below my routine, except, you should know that I never have time to do all of these things at once. But, if I did, here is what I would do:   Skin Treatment I do a skin treatment about once a month or whenever my skin has a major freak out. Before my shower, I wash my face with a warm face flannel… Continue Reading

Be Different

It’s hard to let go of the past and it’s hard to let go of friendships and relationships that were once extremely important to you, but that’s just a part of life. At the moment I’m going through a transitionary sort of phase where I’m finding myself making new friends and losing old ones. This isn’t a bad thing and happens all throughout your life. It’s usually when you are trying to figure out what you want to do with your life and what you want out of it. There have been many times where I’ve felt the need to… Continue Reading