Policing What Women Eat

July 19, 2017

“Ladies shouldn’t eat like that” “It isn’t ladylike to eat so much” “You are such a messy eater, it’s unattractive” “No wonder you are the size you are if you are going to eat that rubbish” “You sure you want to order that?” Two women eating whatever they like in public. It’s controversial. A post … Continued

Body Confidence During Sex

July 17, 2017

You can’t love your body if you don’t know what it looks like! I truly believe it is important to know what your body looks like naked. I think it’s important to know what your ENTIRE body looks like naked. I understand that might seem like a daunting task but that’s why I’ve given you … Continued

Body Positivity Is Not About Attractiveness

July 15, 2017

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on May 13, 2017 at 11:09am PDT Body positivity isn’t about trying to convince you that our bodies are attractive either physically or sexually, it’s about saying that regardless of whether you are attractive or not, you and your body are still deserving of respect. There’s a joke … Continued

Body Shaming In The Bedroom

July 12, 2017

As the first video of sex week I want to share my experiences of having scars in the bedroom. Body shaming is one thing but being body shamed in the bedroom is something that stays with you for a while. It’s you at your most vulnerable, with someone you trust enough to see you naked … Continued

Are You A Bigger Size Than Your Mum?

July 11, 2017

ARE YOU A BIGGER SIZE THAN YOUR MUM? A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on May 8, 2017 at 10:36am PDT The other day, I found one of my mums old coats in the cupboard and put it on. I was shocked that it fit because my mum is literally half my size. She … Continued

Magazines, Do Better!

July 9, 2017

A couple of days ago, I was creating my slideshow for the speech I’m doing on Saturday in Edinburgh for the @chachipowerproject and I wanted some images to demonstrate diet culture. I typed the words “women’s magazines” into google and it made me so angry that I stopped working on the presentation and filmed a … Continued

Sweat Is Human

July 8, 2017

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on May 5, 2017 at 9:14am PDT Did you know that 75% of women don’t work out because they worry about what they look like? I couldn’t believe it because I’ve always been raised with the gym. I was 7 years old when I first stepped in one … Continued

All The Fucks I Don’t Give

July 7, 2017

Today I want to challenge you to give less fucks. This is a part of body positivity: – Give less fucks about what other people think – Give less fucks about abiding to society’s beauty rules – Give less fucks about being different from the norm – Give less fucks about your weight The list … Continued

Do You Worry About Lying On Your Side?

July 6, 2017

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on May 3, 2017 at 6:11am PDT There’s a pretty awful meme going around about how you look fit lying flat and not so much when you are on your side. (I’m not going to share the original meme but swipe right for my @bodypositivememes version.) Here is … Continued

Fat Is A Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach

July 5, 2017

“Today, “fat” is not a description of size, but a moral category tainted with criticism and contempt.” – Susie Orbach For April, The Body Positive Book Club chose to read Fat Is a Feminist Issue. As most of you know, I started a body positive book club in January. What you don’t know was that … Continued