For the purposes of research, I searched ‘thin privilege’ on Twitter last night. The results made me sad. Page after page of people rolling their eyes, saying there was no such thing as thin privilege or, worse, saying that if fat people wanted privilege too they should just lose weight. What actually went beyond sad[…]
Dear, My Children. An introvert is a person who feels more comfortable when they are on their own. They charge their batteries by spending time alone and they feel happier in quiet places, living life at their own pace. A child is a person who tends to surround themselves with chaos. They charge their batteries[…]
Paigeypops is turning 10 at the end of next month – that’s right, double digits! She’s obsessed with Adventure Time these days, and is having an Adventure Time disco with 20 of her friends. Other than that, she has spent this year sewing bits and bobs where she can on her sewing machine or immersing[…]
Michael’s birthday is in two weeks, and my special little man is about to turn three. THREE!! He is completely and utterly a person in his own right now, with his own likes and dislikes, a sense of humour and the ability to hold a conversation about his life outside of our home. In a[…]
When River Island announced that they would be branching out into a plus size range, there was a collective swelling of anticipation within the plus community. A quick look at their standard range shows that it ends at a size 18, so I don’t think I was alone in being excited by the idea of[…]
My focus has been drawn this week towards what makes a ‘good’ woman, and a ‘good’ mother. Social media has been ablaze with Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day messages about who people admire for being a good woman or a good mother, and it really piqued my interest. I try daily to be both[…]
This morning my special little guy and I took a little walk to the park to get some photos together. They’re not the most polished or professional, but it was me, a toddler and a timer function in a park with no tripod. We did okay and the pictures are super special to me anyway.