Essie Dennis

From An Eating Disorder To Plus Size Modelling

Childhood Triggers It is always difficult to try and figure out where all the oddities of your psyche come from; so when it comes to something like an eating disorder, it is hard to know where it started. Howe...
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Body Image Battle! Who Has It Easier, Women or Men?

Men seem to have an easier time shopping than me. I recently went shopping with my boyfriend. I naively assumed that shopping for him came with all the frustration and body shaming I have experienced shopping ...
Clothes are Memories, Whitney Gale

Memories With Clothes

Shopping for clothes is rarely a fun activity for me. I never grew up picking out clothes based on my wants. I picked them out based on what would fit my body.  This is why I have such an attachment to my cloth...
The crucial ingredient: Self-compassion, by Vania Phitidis

The Crucial Ingredient: Self-Compassion

Have you ever thought that being kind to yourself means you’re letting yourself off the hook - that it’ll mean you’ll continue to indulge in your unhelpful behaviors? This is a common misconception: somehow we’...
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Bulimia’s A Blessing. You’re Kidding, Right?

No Regrets I used to think bulimia was the worst thing ever. The shame of it. Seriously, who eats like that then makes herself sick? And then, worse still, who doesn’t stop? I mean, I knew I should. For my tee...
REglam, Lucy Hill

Why the Word “Normal” is So Damaging

For a lot of people normal is just average; nothing special, nothing terrible- it is what it is. For others, normal is all you wish for.   But what is normal between us as human beings? Really the only n...
Balmain

Do You Think The Fashion Economy Is Female?

I am standing in line at H&M at Berlin Alexanderplatz once again. It’s not 7am, when H&M started handing out bands and time slots, but a very reasonable 10am, the best a mom can do after bringing the ki...