People seem to have this weird barrier between digital and non-digital life. Naively, the general consensus is that life away from the screen is “real life”, as if what you do on the internet doesn’t count. Online bullying has serious consequences and I think bullies carry on abusing people because they don’t consider themselves bullies [...]
Remember when I used to blog regularly? I had a lot to tell the world, a desire to be heard and seen. Writing to an audience was a novelty, a gentle fluffing of my ego after writing to no one in particular for most of my life. Hardly anyone was blogging in Australia, people wanted [...]
I was going to write a big post about my (and Nick and Miffy’s!) appearance last night on The Project but I have compiled a rushed recap instead because I had to get off the couch to do this and we are in a co-dependent relationship. First, here is the video for your [...]
It’s been a bit of a bumpy start to the year so I’ve been trying to take care of myself as best I can, but the upshot has been having more time to create. Actually my frenzied swings between furious output and overwhelming fatigue and depression have caused concern for my psychiatrist, no kidding, which [...]
My ugly exploration seems to be dividing people fairly sharply down the centre; some find they can not get across reclamation because of their relationship with the word, or how it seems to reinforce beauty ideals/ a binary between ugliness and beauty, while others find it resonates strongly with their experiences. I [...]
Like many people, I’ve spent a long time fretting over being ugly. Beauty, or being pale and smooth skinned, able bodied, straight haired, thin, with symmetrical features amongst many others of varying arbitrariness, seems to be rewarded with good times, pay rises, attention, excused speeding tickets, prolific representation in the mass media, romantic partners and [...]
I was hoping to draw the Fancy Bonanza prize today so I went to look through the hashtag on Twitter and discovered… I couldn’t see tweets older than 6 days old! Argh! I thought I had 30 days of the hashtag archive to play with! This meant that I couldn’t draw the prize in good [...]
Win fancy stuff #fancybonanza!
• an ivory No Diet Talk brooch,
• purple hologram fat necklace and
• a custom digital portrait of you.
Follow: @fancyladyind on Twitter
Tweet: I want to win the #fancybonanza!
(Just once is all it takes!)
First you could declare your site a No Diet Talk zone, and now you can set boundaries around your body with a No Diet Talk brooch! Horah! I’ve probably timed this super well with the party season coming up, but it was just a happy and fortuitous accident.
You can wear the [...]
So, it should be no surprise that I completely object to participating or being submitted to any kind of diet or weight loss talk. The way I see it, 99.9999999% of the world around me is a space where diet talk is not only normal but an insidious disease festering inside the relationships between women [...]