13 Things You Should Know Before Going To University

Three years (and a half) ago, I was completing university. University for me was not exactly the experience I thought it was going to be - but then when is it ever? We have our preconceptions about things; we experience them; and we learn from them. When going to university, there are many expectations that … Continue reading 13 Things You Should Know Before Going To University

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Why Your Feminism Should Support Sex Workers

I was conversing with my boyfriend last night when a joke was made about sleeping with men for money. The topic quickly became a debate about sex workers and whether feminism should support it or not. My boyfriend was saying that using your sexuality to get money is not feminist, nor is selling yourself as … Continue reading Why Your Feminism Should Support Sex Workers

So Now We Have to Lose Weight to Get Surgery

On Sunday I read the news that obese NHS patients will not get non-urgent surgery until they lose weight. It made me want to cry. I’m a recovered anorexic who is very active and eats a varied and balanced diet and because of that I am both fit and healthy. I also happen to fall into … Continue reading So Now We Have to Lose Weight to Get Surgery

Hidden Behind A Healthy Weight: The Eating Disorders You Can’t See

Eating disorders are complex illnesses. They are a mental illness that often result in the deterioration of physical health, and there is not one recovery method that has a high success rate as of yet. They have a complicated entanglement of genetic and environmental causation that is entirely individual to each person. There are many … Continue reading Hidden Behind A Healthy Weight: The Eating Disorders You Can’t See

Health At Every Size and Big Is Beautiful/Fat Acceptance: What These Movements Stand For and Why They Are Important

Health at Every Size and the Fat Acceptance Movement started as small, barely recognised movements. Due to the hard work of those involved and the (very) gradual shift in views around weight, shape, and size, these movements are now beginning to get the acknowledgement and publicity that they deserve. The more exposure these movements get, … Continue reading Health At Every Size and Big Is Beautiful/Fat Acceptance: What These Movements Stand For and Why They Are Important

Feminism and Recovery from a Restrictive Eating Disorder

In the recovery process from my eating disorder, feminism has been one of my best friends, along with the body positivity movement, which I shall focus more specifically on in another post. Feminism is a movement that believes in equality between men and women. I am aware that there are various different subsections of feminism, … Continue reading Feminism and Recovery from a Restrictive Eating Disorder