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BODY IMAGE

  • BODY IMAGE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    SWITCHING TO REUSABLE PERIOD PRODUCTS

    Before using a menstrual cup I was very weirded out by menstrual cups, then when my periods returned after having my third kid I decided to give them a whirl and have since become one of those people who spends their time trying 'convert' people to using them. Imagine my joy when Kiera of @mamadesigns came forward to write this list about the fact she has branched out into reusable period products (and why she loves them).…

  • BODY IMAGE, MENTAL HEALTH

    ME, MY SKIN AND I

    How we look and how we feel about ourselves are, unfortunately, often inextricably linked. Here Jade Tomlin shares the impact her adult acne had on her, including her mental health. …

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    ‘FANNY FEAR’ AKA VAGINISMUS

    As friends started going through puberty and expressing an interest in linking their vagina with sexual pleasure Sarah began to understand that she felt different... here she talks through her 'fanny fear' and in particular how she coped with one of the biggest challenges: childbirth.…

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    THE REALITY OF TYPE 1 DIABETES

    We have all heard of Diabetes, but do we really know what the condition involves? This list sheds light on common misconceptions, including understanding what the differences between type 1 and 2 are. A valuable and realistic account of her life with Type 1 Diabetes, by Rosie Red…

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, MUST READ

    MENOPAUSE: A CURSE & A PRIVILEDGE

    Until recent years, menopause was rarely discussed in mainstream media. Louise & Meg Matthews are committed to changing that and helping everyone (not just women!) understand the wide impact it has and in doing so offering support and reassuring. This list is a great example of how much there is to learn.…

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, USEFUL

    ENDOMETRIOSIS. AGONISING & MISUNDERSTOOD

    Endometriosis is very common and it’s thought that 1 in 10 women. At worst it can be life limiting, at best it is life altering. In spite of this it is based represented and misunderstood. In a bid to change that this anonymous shares the reality of being an endo-sufferer.…

  • BODY IMAGE, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, WORK & MONEY

    FAKE BUMPS & DISCRIMINATION. HOW FASHION FAILS PREGNANT WOMEN

    Having previously navigated the shady bits of the industry to carve herself a successful career as a model, Louise aka @mamasstillgotit_  was shocked to learn that becoming pregnant would curtail her chance of finding new jobs, and not for the reasons you might think. You see, those pregnant mamas we see in the press; they are just models with foam bumps strapped to them which is damaging for many reasons, as Louise explain in this list:…