Sarah’s story

I’ve always been (to put it in normal terms) a chubby woman. I always covered up the curvy parts and showed the less curvy parts. I could always feel people’s eyes on me as I walked around in malls or sit in a restaurant. Yes, I am fat. When I was growing up kids were…

2017 Lessons – by Jermaine

I thought I would share a few things that I learnt in 2017. These are just a some things that helped me grow in the year. If you want to start something, do it I have always wanted to start a blog. I just had all these thoughts in my head and I wanted some…

What being body positive means to me

This should have probably been one of my first blog posts, because I claim to be a body positive activist…but what does it really mean to me? I will start by giving you a little exercise to explain what body positivity is to me. Body positive exercise Wherever you are at this moment, think about…

Is South Africa (really) ready for plus size models?

I have recently been fortunate enough to go behind the scenes of a plus size model. I was modelling for a designer at a popular fashion fair. I went through all the formalities: hair, makeup, rehearsals, but there was one thing I was not prepared for. I wasn’t prepared for the plus size model judgments….

Why I decided to go natural

In April I made the decision to start growing out my natural hair. I am only a few months into my journey, but I thought it would be good to write about it. This post will be the start of my natural hair series. My kroes hair: Why I decided to go natural I can’t…

Summer body

Summer is around the corner people! Summer bodies are made in winter, right? I agree, they definitely are. I go through this cycle every year. In January I decide that this is my year: my year to lose weight. My spirits are still quite high by day 2, but by day 3 it has totally…

My social media detox

Social media: good or bad? I decided to take a one month detox to explore life without my daily selfies. I documented some of my thoughts during the 30 days Day 1: I feel lost. I don’t know who I am if other people are not seeing my life. I did not take a morning…

How to not dress for your body type

  Your body, your shape There are many different body shapes. Some bodies are named after fruit, some are named after objects and some are named after geometric shapes. There are probably a lot of different names out there for body types, but the most regular used for body shape types are straight body, pear…

Bullies are bad, right?

We teach the younger generation that it is not okay to be a bully and that they should report any bullying. We teach them that bullies are bad. We teach them not to tolerate bullies in any way. But there is another type of bully that we sometimes tolerate. There is a bully that we…

Oh, weight – by Jermaine

Hi, my name is Jermaine and I currently weigh 85 kilograms. I am not my weight. I do not want to be judged according to how many kilograms I weigh. My worth is not determined by the number on a scale. I forgive myself for sometimes hating my own weight and crying over kilograms gained….