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Scars Don’t Define Me

Two weeks ago, Sonia from Life Love and Hiccups started the story of her scars.  In the comment section of her blog, I also shared a little of the story of my scars, of the feelings that I had towards them and the stigma that followed.  I have been thinking a lot about this recently, and a reaction from a man in the supermarket last week has renewed this desire to share. read more

Bio Oil Skins Stories Campaign

*I did not receive any products in return for this article. As always all opinions are my own*I have talked in the past about my scars.  There are a lot of them and up until a couple of years ago they were very red and extremely itchy 90% of the time.  Any time that I sweated, or it was cold, they would dry out and be very uncomfortable.  That was until I started using Bio Oil.  The scars haven’t completely disappeared but the difference in the colour and comfort was amazing.  I was hesitant to spend so much money on a beauty product, not knowing how well it would work but I was pleasantly surprised with the results.

Bio Oil have launched the Skin Stories Campaign in the hopes that through stories shared will help to rid the shame surrounding our differening skin conditions.  To help get the conversation started, Bio Oil is donating $5 for each story shared on the Bio Oil Facebook Page, to the organisation ‘Look Good, Feel Better.  Look Good, Feel Better is an initiative started by the Cosmetic Industry Community that helps cancer patients. read more

Body Love

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If the ‘fashion world’ is to be believed, plus size starts at size 12-14. I call fucking bullshit! How on earth are we supposed to portray to our children that size isn’t everything, when a world that is so dominant to a teenager is telling them that they are ‘overweight’ at a size 12-14.  There is so much outrage…and yet nothing is done.  

When will it be that a woman is recognised for her brain, her voice, her passion and not the size of her bra, shirt and short short skirt?
Loving my body is something that I have always struggled with and continue to struggle with.  It doesn’t matter what size I am…I hate it.  I stand in front of the mirror, poking and proding, picking out things that I do not like.  I have always felt a strong disconnection between my body and my mind. My mind is strong, my body is weak. 
This isn’t about hate though, this is about love.  I don’t hate my entire body, I don’t know if that is entirely possible. Even at my lowest of lows, when poked and prodded I could eventually come up with something that I liked.  As I have gotten older, I have realised the strenght that my body has. The things that I have put it through and it’s come through the other side virtually unscathed.  Every weekend I thank my liver for being a fucking trooper.  That bastard puts up with a bashing!
I have lived through OD’s that if left untreated could have done severe damage, drank things that were intended for cleaning purposes only and still my body is reasonably ok. I have reflux that hurts like a bitch when I forget my meds but other than that, it’s doing ok.  I had someone lace my drink with turps and yet all I felt was a couple of cramps. Like I said my body has copped a hiding.  It still does the stuff I want it to do! It might put up a hell of a protest but we get there in the end.
I have cut it, burnt it and scratched at it.  I have tried to destroy my body in any way I could. Still it’s here, doing the shit it’s supposed to do.  It might not look the way that I want it to look. Does anyones?
I birthed a mother fucking baby out of my body.  I felt like a beach ball with legs, and still my body did everything that it needed to do.  It created this little Devil Spawn. It was amazing and scary all at the same time but my body did it.
Do you love your body? Has it kept you in awe at the amazing things it can do?
Link up for #RCThursdays below.  This is the last one for the year so lets go out with a bang 🙂

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