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Body Positive Fitspo

February 23, 2018

A few days ago, I posted a tweet: “If you remove the caption from your body positive post, and it looks like a fitspo/thinspo post, then you are doing body positivity wrong” A few days ago, I posted a tweet: “If you remove the caption from your body positive post, and it looks like a … Continued

Are You Following The Right Body Positive Accounts?

February 21, 2018

I’ve been asked a lot how you know you are following the right type of body positive account and who are the good bopo accounts and who are the bad ones? I obviously have my opinions, but they are simply that, opinions. I don’t really believe in good or bad, just ones I would follow/trust … Continued

Fat Activism Book Review

February 19, 2018

Just finished Fat Activism for The Body Positive Book Club and this was one of my favourite quotes: “Healthism refers to health as a moral project that is the responsibility of the individual. Here, health is not merely the absence of illness, it is about presenting yourself to the world as glowingly well, athletic, able-bodied … Continued

A Lot Can Change In A Year

February 17, 2018

Do not underestimate how much you can change in a year. This is a woman who used to be scared of public speaking. A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Dec 30, 2017 at 8:42am PST One of my commitments for 2017 was to like public speaking. I was doing it so often and … Continued

Everyone Gets Body Shamed

February 15, 2018

Every single person gets body shamed at some point in their life. EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. So can we get rid of the idea that you are being body shamed because of what you look like? If that was true then Victoria secret models wouldn’t get body shamed. But they do, less than a fat person … Continued

When You Have Bald Patches

February 13, 2018

I got this scar when I was 11. A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Dec 20, 2017 at 8:07am PST It was when my brain tumour was removed and I argued with the doctor for an hour because I didn’t want to have the surgery because I thought it would make me look … Continued

Instagram Diversity In Fashion Event

February 11, 2018

I went to an incredible panel today at @instagram about diversity in fashion held in collaboration with @natashagrazia from graziauk and @rebecca_holman from @thedebriefuk with panellists @freddieharrel and @mariahidrissi . Here are some tidbits from it: 1️⃣ “Be Noisy” is my new favourite phrase. Thanks @evachen212 2️⃣ I learnt that the number of diverse models used has risen from 15% to 30% which means we have a longggggg … Continued

You Are Asking For Trouble

February 9, 2018

Out of the two of us, who deserves more respect? A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Dec 18, 2017 at 10:26am PST When I phrase it like that, it sounds ridiculous right? Then why are we still putting a moral equivalency to how clothed a woman is in a single instant of their … Continued

Let’s Talk About Money

February 7, 2018

Knowing your worth is also about knowing your financial worth. I’m a strong believer that female empowerment also involves knowing the value of your work. Women for years have been undervalued in every way and that includes financially.

We Need More Racial Diversity

February 7, 2018

Did you know that the women who play Disney princesses in real life, in Disneyland or Disney-world can’t be larger than a size 10? What do you think that tells the average woman who is a size 16? (PS that’s actually @amyeloisew ‘s size, although I’d never call her just an “average” woman). So for … Continued