Have you ever noticed how the word ‘princess’ evolves from term of endearment to insult as a girl grows? I’m not quite sure at what age the transition happens, but a ‘princess’ who is a teenager or woman is often being referred to as such because she is spoilt, sheltered, cowardly or stuck-up.
I just donated to a project that encourages women to live happily with their bodies the way they are. At the same time I’m on a 30-day health kick.
Apparently I’ve been hiding under a rock, because I’ve only just discovered Taryn Brumfitt and The Body Image Movement.
Libby is a comedian. There’s no doubt about it. Her most often used excuse is: “I was just trying to be funny.”
I don’t think I know a woman who hasn’t been subjected to at least a handful of unwelcome comments about her appearance throughout her life.
I’m ashamed to say I’ve watched the odd episode of these Next Top Model series with an ugly sense of schadenfreude.
My hips have widened, my thighs touch and my belly… well, it’s a mass of wrinkled, puckered and stretched skin.