Body Image Podcasts I’m loving right now.

Body Image Podcasts I’m loving right now.

If you think blogs are a great at changing your ideas about body image wait until you hear these killer body image podcasts! They are going to go head to head with that little voice of yours and kick its ass. Are you ready for that? Let’s just say that I was a bit of a podcast newbie. I’d downloaded a few after a blog conference once but couldn’t really get into the format. It’s not my fault, I doze off when someone reads me a story. It’s a throwback thing, I’m sure. Since starting my very own podcast SUGER + INK last year with Samara of Blonde Ink, I’ve delved into the world of podcasts. And short version? Now, I love…

I’ve put on weight, and people are weird about it.

I’ve put on weight, and people are weird about it.

It’s true. I’ve put on weight, and people are weird about it. But not in the way that you’d think they would be. Perhaps you’re imagining well-meaning folks giving me weight-loss tips or advice on dieting. Well, nope. That hasn’t happened. What has happened goes a little something like this; Me & Them: Some description of conversation, turns towards gym or eating or wine or cheese. Or all of the above. Me: Yeah, I’ve been feeling it since I hurt my foot, I’ve put on a fair bit of weight. Them: No you haven’t, you look beautiful. No way. Me: Well, actually, I literally have. It’s not a thing, it’s a fact. I’ve put on weight. Them: Nooooo. No way. Seriously.…

Are we really surprised about body shaming in pageants?

Are we really surprised about body shaming in pageants?

Miss Canada sends a message to body shamers. Miss Canada, Siera Bearchell, was everywhere last night. While scrolling the interwebs late last night, I couldn’t sleep, I’d over-napped. That headline jumped out at me from not one, but multiple locations. Shamed for her larger body. Trolled, hitting back at the condemnation of her body, is seeking to redefine the ideals of beauty. But are we surprised? I hate to tell you, but I’m not. A woman that looks like me would never make it that far. We are weeded out in much earlier stages if we choose to compete at all. Women who are remotely ordinary are not in the international arena, so what are we talking about here? Are we…

15 women, 1 dude and me; what body confidence means to us

15 women, 1 dude and me; what body confidence means to us

It’s been a big week so far for the Confident You Body Confidence challengers. Wow. We’ve talked about everything from our insecurities and body shaming to celebrating our body wins and those people who love us no matter what. To say I’m proud of where we are as we enter the home stretch is an understatement. As part of the challenge, I sent out a crazy number of requests for body confidence related quote, thoughts, and tips. The people you see below are those that responded (I could have done better representation-wise, I will spread the net wider again next time) and became our daily poster child. It’s funny how with a pre-planned idea of daily emails, that these quotes all…

Starting the conversation for body confidence.

Starting the conversation for body confidence.

I want you to hear me out on something. Your body, how you feel about it, all of that stuff just as it is right now, is FINE. Perfectly, imperfectly fine. You don’t have to wait to weigh less or be fitter, to be well or anyone’s version of healthy to start. You have to start now. Now is the only time that matters when it comes to taking back control of your body and loving it. Meagan Kerr | www.thisismeagankerr.com Think about it, are you going to wait to be shorter to start? Until your skin is a different colour or your hips are suddenly not as wide-set? Impossible. Literally impossible. So instead, consider this. We all know the…

How to deal with other people’s unwelcome conversations about your body

How to deal with other people’s unwelcome conversations about your body

Fat or skinny, short or tall, athletic or squishy, in 2016 there is little chance that you will be able to escape the running commentary that is ‘bodies’. Your body is the only one to be concerned about. The only one. But that’s not the way it is for most people. So today, I want to talk to you about how you deal with other people talking about your body. Talking about it, weighing in and giving opinions like they own it or something. Which collectively, I think they do. But they don’t. Let’s get clear about that now. You are the owner of your body. The way it looks, gets used, exists and the things it does are all…

Body Shame; We taught her that.

Body Shame; We taught her that.

My story about body shame, confidence and finding my way out is too familiar to need repeating. I was a young woman who wanted a body that was different to the one I had. So I starved and strived and exercised and counted and struggled. My body never did change that much. Why did I do that? How did I even know that there was something ‘wrong’ with my body? Because they told me so. They said that thin was in, and waif was the ideal. I am a child of the 90’s after all. When my body had weight and muscle to it, it was nothing like they said it should be. And I was too tall, in case…

Are muscles the new hipbones?

Are muscles the new hipbones?

In the nineties it was all about being the thinnest version of yourself. Collar bones, hip bones, ribs. the more bone on display the better. Addict chic and all that. Bit by bit over the past decade we have rallied against it. Rallied against the unrealistic expectation that is the ability of all woman to be rail thin. For some, sure. But for all, no way. Then the healthy is the new skinny movement arrived. Strong is the new skinny. Fit is the new skinny. Ripped is the new skinny. Seriously, not a good time to be naturally thin. But for me, who has never had that experience, I was excited! Finally, something that any of us could work towards…

Loving your body is just like any other kind of love.

Loving your body is just like any other kind of love.

Relationships take work. The relationship with your body takes work and I don’t necessarily mean at the gym. I post about my clothing choices, my life and my body in a bit of a haphazard way. Sharing and over-sharing when it takes my fancy. People assume my body and I have a rosy romantical love akin to great romances. And some days, I do. Just like some days my Hubby and I do. Other days, well, not so much. Sure there are freaks of nature out there who wake up every single day in love with their partner, in love with their body too. Good on them. They are probably hanging out with unicorns and pigs that fly. For the rest…