RESURRECTING BELLS

For the past year I have been in mourning. I have been morning the death of someone very close to me. Someone so close that I was struggling to carry on without her. I was not able to get out of bed and look in the mirror sometimes. Most days were ok because those that…

MEET ELIZABETH

Hello precious women, My name is Elizabeth Coetzee. When I was young I never really liked or loved myself. Even though I wasn’t big build, my heart believed the nasty lies my eyes saw when I looked at myself in the mirror. Even at the tender age of 7 I set out a “training program”…

MEET TARRYN

Dear Advertisers and fellow ladies, My name is Tarryn. When I was young I really didn’t like my body very much, let me rephrase that, I didn’t like my body at all. My hair was too short and bushy, my thighs were too fat, my bum was too big, my lips were too thick and…

JUNK FOOD CHIC

On my journey to dissecting, understanding and challenging the pietism and demise of the female form I have come across a trend which leaves me confused and slightly agitated. I really want to love it, I do, because I know its done with the best intentions, but I just can’t and it makes me feel…

MEET MARNEL

Hello Queens of womankind My name is Marnel Toerien When I was young I wanted to be everything – a vet (until I learned you don’t get to play with puppies the whole day…), a ballerina (until I got mad at the teacher for booping my tummy) and a airhostess (because TRAVEL!) and I desperately wanted…

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Today I spent many hours refining and developing what I am going to say to so many girls that are currently the age I was when my view of my body and self worth started to change for the worst. It will be my first ” School Talk” and I am beyond excited for what…

MEET TARRYN

Dear Warrior Women My name is Tarryn, T, T-bird, Miss Fierce When I was young, I never thought that I would allow someone else to determine my happiness and my self worth I was in a relationship for the greater part of my 20’s with a man that I loved wholeheartedly and whith whom I…

MEET SHIMMY

Hello young women, My Name is Shimmy When I was young I was rather clownish and loud which was the perfect masking for my insecurities and fears around my body image. However I figured that I would focus on my education and empower myself through knowledge which in turn eventually paid off when I was…

MEET SAM

The most massive hello & warm welcoming hug to each and every soul who has found their way here. My name is Samantha, but you can call me Sami, Sam, darling or what ever springs to mind. When I was young I was a stubborn little thing with a side order (or 2) of badass….

MEET DAWN

Hello to all struggling with mental illness My name is Dawn When I was young I loved to play make believe fairy tales with my horses and dogs. I dreamed I was a princess riding through the forest. Our family animals gave me comfort. You see, I was always aware of this feeling that I…