How To Handle Body Shame

July 25, 2017

As some of you know, I had an awful weekend of body shame and in the middle of it happening, I followed my own advice and went to the loo (bathroom for Americans). When this woman persisted, I ended up leaving the party, coming home and ranting to you all on Instagram stories and I … Continued

Honour Your Scars

July 23, 2017

Honour your scars. You were not born with them. That might make them harder to love. Harder to accept. You weren’t meant to look like this? It’s not how you were designed? In fact… you were. Your body was given to you to be used and much like a worn car, it gets bumps and … Continued

When Everyone Won’t Stop Talking About Diets

July 21, 2017

When you become body positive, you will start to notice how many diet conversations happen around you that you never noticed before! Cutting these conversations are such a big part of becoming body positive, loving yourself more and hating yourself less. You do not need to listen to these conversations. You do not need to … Continued

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