How To Cope With Hair Loss

August 21, 2017

I’ll be honest, this is one of the few insecurities I have left but my [email protected] why I needed to speak about this. A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Jun 7, 2017 at 8:54am PDT I remember when the surgeons shaved my head for the first time since I was a baby. I … Continued

Love Your Body For What It is Now

August 19, 2017

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Jun 5, 2017 at 9:00am PDT When I lost the ability to use my legs, I wished I could take back every moment I complained about how big my thighs were. When I couldn’t move my arms because of the inflamed IV drip, I wish I could … Continued

How To Apologise

August 17, 2017

When I learnt to love myself, apologising became easier. I never apologised before because my pride and ego would always get in the way. I was so adamant that I didn’t have any faults and I wasn’t in the wrong because I felt the need to protect myself. With self love, I realised that you … Continued

Body Positive Picnic

August 15, 2017

“Instagram is so bad for your mental health” “Do not meet strangers off the internet” “All social media people are so fake” “Body positivity is a phase” “Women are so bitchy when they are in a group” “Body posi people are only confident online” This photo proves every single one of those statements wrong. Every … Continued

Chub Rub

August 13, 2017

A shout out to every babe that gets chub rub. I got it yesterday when I was dancing in my garden and I see it as a tribute. It’s a tribute to every time… 💋 I went out in the sun instead of staying inside. 💋 I wore short shorts instead of boiling in jeans. … Continued

Shrill By Lindy West Book Review

August 11, 2017

There are so many amazing quotes in the book and this is just one! Isn’t it strange how women usually turn their self-hatred inwards and men turn their self-hatred outwards? Not always, but more often than not. If you haven’t heard of Shrill [email protected] have you been? It was May’s book for the body positive … Continued

Addressing Hate Comments

August 9, 2017

Picking up on a few of the comments from yesterday’s post. “You look good for a size 20” – This is not a compliment. It’s like saying that an older woman looks good “for her age”. Who says size 20 women can’t look good? Who says older women can’t look good? It’s ALSO an insult … Continued

Be Proud Of Yourself

August 7, 2017

There is nothing more beautiful than a woman declaring how proud of herself she is. I AM PROUD OF MYSELF. Can you believe it took me 21 years until I actually said those words out loud? I was always the person who picked out the one thing I did wrong in order to seem humble … Continued

Numbers Don’t Mean Anything

August 5, 2017

I found a dress in my cupboard the other day that I had since I was in sixth form. A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on May 29, 2017 at 8:07am PDT The dress is a size 14. I bought it 5 years ago when I was a size 12. Now, I’m a size … Continued

How To Fight Like An Adult

August 3, 2017

Some of you might have seen that I was body shamed last weekend. What you won’t know is that it quickly spiralled into the worst verbal abuse I have ever experienced. Before that point, I sent a text to her explaining to her why body shaming me wasn’t love and I want to share a … Continued