Tag Archives: Body image

December 15

The Revolutionary Writer

Glennon Doyle-Melton first appeared in virus form. Missives from her blog, momastery.com, were so heart-poundingly great, so honest and funny, and resonated with so many mothers, they spread faster than Sars. She now has over 100,000 people following her. Actually following doesn’t quite sum it up. It’s more like addiction. We inhale her words. Her […]

August 02

The Stigma Smashing Speaker

Lee Thomas is not just a stigma smasher, she’s a shit kicking stigma smasher. She talks to teens about bulimia, bipolar and ADHD, and how she struggled silently for many years in her teens before finally seeking help.

April 16

The Vintage Explorer

Julie’s explored a lot of places. Sometimes she takes herself on those trips where you wake up in a difference city every day. In between rummaging around in vintage shops and charity work, she runs a blog that’s all about kicking bulimia in the butt, with some good travel and fashion and finance tips along […]

July 31

The Truth Teller

Nina’s story is such an important read. Not only because she battled bulimia for years but because she talks so openly about fat shaming. If we see an anorexic girl, as Nina reminds us, “People are concerned and worried for her but you don’t see that for people who are heavy. People don’t worry, they make jokes. We have empathy for the dangerously thin, we have none for the dangerously large.” Read Nina’s story in full…

February 14

The Wild Welsh Heart

Kendra has taken her sharp New York sense of humour around the world. Currently she  lives and works in Whales helping women and men battling eating disorders. She also runs The True You Project – which helps people connect with their truth. Kendra has a lot of truth. She also has so much energy and enthusiasm for life she could be plugged into the national grid. […]

March 04

The Fiesty Feminist

Rachel has been calling herself a feminist since she was 18. Bold, bright and sharp as a needle, she philosophizes and writes about women, bodies, society’s rather bossy view of women’s bodies and other musings on her brilliant blog. She’s a much-loved and respected voice in the Sydney Morning Herald, NYMag.com, Cosmopolitan and TEDx talks, and her […]

November 30

The Athletic Author

I first came across Katrina Willis through her beautiful essay, ‘Enough’, which was served to over 200,000 eyeballs on Momastery this year. I instantly recognized honesty, courage and humour – why are so many fucking awesome bulimics funny? I tell you, we are. We can’t go through it and out the other side without finding ways to laugh at […]