I found my first business coach, who helped me on the path towards setting up my own business, and who finally gave me permission to say, "You know what, yes, this job is great on paper, but I want MORE, and I want it differently, and I don't give a fuck who knows it".
There are over 500 million active monthly users on Instagram. (If that doesn't put it into perspective for you, imagine every
My daughter stood on my scales last night and I admit; my heart broke a little. At two years old she knew what she needed to do to weigh herself. Like most behaviours it was learnt, and it was learnt from me.
I'm not the biggest music fan: so I asked myself why I felt so sad and affected by his exit. His image has been around my whole life and I've always connected it with freedom, and flipping the bird to cultural norms.
Of course, here at Loose Debra we believe that big breasts, saggy breasts, small breasts and no-breast chests are all intrinsically beautiful and don't need to change - it's all about attitude. I was a bit sad that the woman had felt the need for augmentation, though not unsympathetic as we all live with the social pressure to be valued according to what society says is valuable.
There is always that one pair of pants, that will always fit and that one dress that never really fitted but after a good flu or vomiting bug will look incredible on you for the 1 day you can sustain that weight before you must eat or drink water.
I wrote before about Coming Out Ginger and embracing that part of myself, but in addition to that, I am a gothically pale, Shrek-loving, beer-hating Brit, who - if perfectly honest - is quite partial to 90% of pop music.
'Be yourself' as Oscar Wilde said, you may as well be as everyone else has been taken. Being a woman in a very male dominated industry I am often asked has that been a hurdle, the answer is nooooo definitely not. In fact by and large I have always seen it as a distinct advantage.
he poet laureate, author and activist who passed away recently redefined herself many times throughout her life. Even her name was an invention! Ms. Angelou once worked as a prostitute but that didn't define her.
We've been taught by our parents, teachers, friends, spouses, the media and others, that it's more important to be liked and to 'fit in' than it is to be who we truly are. Moreover, many of us assume that who we are is not good enough. As a result, we constantly struggle to fix ourselves or resort to imitate others who we 'think' are better than us.