• WHAT IT MEANS TO BE FEMININE & A FEMINIST

    WHAT IT MEANS TO BE FEMININE & A FEMINIST

    A note: In this article I used the terms “feminine” and “masculine.” I’m using these terms as blanket terminology for the Western ideas of what constitutes “femininity” and “masculinity.” I do so with the awareness that this doesn’t represent the ideals of all cultures and doesn’t represent many who choose to reject these binary ideas of gender norms. There seems to be this image...
  • TAKING BACK YOUR BRAIN: OVERCOMING BODY SHAME

    TAKING BACK YOUR BRAIN: OVERCOMING BODY SHAME

    Body shame can cripple our self-confidence and keep us from pursuing our dreams. It can cause depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia or eating disorders…and we all suffer from it. We grow up being inundated by messaging that tells us our bodies aren’t good enough. That we need to be thinner, curvier, more muscular, leaner, taller, shorter, more done up, more natural… the list is never...
  • BODY INCLUSIVE, SEX POSITIVE AND SHIFTING THE CULTURE TOWARDS UNAPOLOGETIC SELF LOVE

    BODY INCLUSIVE, SEX POSITIVE AND SHIFTING THE CULTURE TOWARDS UNAPOLOGETIC SELF LOVE

    How culture drives the beauty standard by feeding into our need to be desired. If you’ve lived through more than a few decades then you already know that beauty standards are built off trends that come and go. In 2020 the Kardashians are in. Big booties and boobs, tiny waists and full lips.  But this hasn’t always been the case. Who can forget Rachel Zoe...
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