A Voluptuous Mind · Anxiety · Writing

Work Blogging Across the Universe

I've started writing for my work blog and the results have been interesting. I've had some really genuine and lovely feedback from people I don't know very well (as well as close colleagues and friends) - and I've had more than a couple of moments of pure and utter anxiety about whether I've said too… Continue reading Work Blogging Across the Universe

A Voluptuous Mind · Summer · Thoughts

Watching Girls Go By

I feel like I spend most of my summer months obsessively people watching. Watching girls to be precise. I can take or leave men in summer or any month of the year - but women in the sunshine are something else. The best outfits come out in the Spring as we tiptoe cautiously into the… Continue reading Watching Girls Go By

#avoluptuouslove · #radicalselflove · A Voluptuous Mind · Blogtober 2016

Radical

I saw this video yesterday, posted as part of #mentalhealthawarenessweek and like most women would on viewing it, felt very emotional. Why is it, still, that we're so quick to trash talk ourselves, yet would never dream of doing the same to our friends or other women? (Hopefully). Why is it, after all this time, after all the… Continue reading Radical

#avoluptuouslove · A Voluptuous Mind · Acceptance · Self Love

Love Yourself

I saw a piece of graffiti the other day that really annoyed me. It doesn't happen often but this one had a judgmental tone I didn't care for. I wish I'd taken a snap now but it fucked me off so much I stomped away before doing so, then thought about writing this post afterwards. D'oh!… Continue reading Love Yourself

#avoluptuouslove · #radicalselflove · A Voluptuous Mind · Acceptance

Painting the Walls

I've never identified more with an illustration found on Twitter before (Heather of Yummy Sushi Pajamas kindly sourced the artist, who is Suzeart). This is exactly how I view my tattoos and how wonderfully that's been put here. Too often I've told myself I'll wait until I'm a certain way (thin, obviously) before I treat myself to… Continue reading Painting the Walls

#avoluptuouslove · #radicalselflove · A Voluptuous Mind · Acceptance · Other Blogs · Self Love

Show me your broken heart and all your scars, I’ll take you as you are

I will write my own post today, don’t worry.

I just wanted to share this post by Belle of the Bluegrass, as it’s a powerful one. Take the time to have a read if you can, it’s a relevant topic no matter your size or gender.

Plus, stick around for Belle herself, she’s reet good.

Belle of the Bluegrass

Scrolling through Instagram, admiring all the beautiful people and their enviable lives, I came across an account that had posted a screen shot of an article written for Vice. The title grabbed my eye “How to come to terms with your attraction to fat girls“, if you, like I, are a fat girl I urge you to read this article. It is honest and insightful, in fact I urge you to read it no matter your gender or dress size.
This well written, no woe-is-me post had me interested immediately. As a plus size woman I have often felt marginalised and fetishised. When I was a teenager and even into my early twenties, no one wanted to admit to fancying the fat girl. We are perceived as taboo. Something you wouldn’t tell you mates you searched for on the internet let alone be someone you willingly wanted to…

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