I embrace my hips, my hairy legs (always a winner in the winter months) and my little flecks of grey hair. This is who I am, I like to enhance the way I look, but I no longer feel the need to change it to suit anybody other than myself. There is a lot more to me than my 'imperfect' body and by taking control of that, I can concentrate on the rest of my being.
It's one small step for the high street, one giant leap for body image! (Well... Sort of!) After I posted a photo of a Topshop mannequin - which went viral - in October of last year, Topshop have never been more aware of the power of social media. This week, Facebook users have united and Topshop have finally backed down!
The jewellery consists of gold and silver plated pendants and earrings in the shape of a woman in a foetal position, with her head in her hands. Azagury-Partridge, in an interview with the Independent, has suggested that this image is meant to represent "female empowerment". The image of a woman in a foetal position is anything but empowerment.