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