Raising body confident girls and why I want ‘A Piece of Cake’ by Jill Murphy binned.

As a feminist and the mother of two girls, I’m constantly looking at my own parenting and questioning what I can do better to make sure I am bringing up strong confident women.

As a young women I had terrible problems with lack of body confidence. I don’t know why that is exactly because it’s certainly not something I learnt from my own mother. I have no memory of her dieting or weighing herself or hating on her body, but for some reason I have struggled with this a lot. Maybe it was due to growing up at the height of heroin chic – hopefully a phrase my daughters will never understand. Continue reading

Magic Swimsuits!

Colourblock Shaping Swimsuit £60 Figleaves

It’s summer finally and i’m dreaming of my summer holidays and long lazy days at the beach or by the pool – ok i have kids so lets face it, it won’t be as relaxing as i’m making out but still a holiday is something to get excited about!

There is one little thing nagging at the back of my mind and I don’t think i’m the only woman who has this problem. I cannot under any circumstances feel comfortable and relaxed when i’m in a swimsuit. I think everyone’s looking at me, everyone is staring at every lump and bump, everyone looks better in a swimsuit than me and everyone else is more confident in their skin. Continue reading