“I Know I’ve Put on Weight,” She Said…

    “I know I’ve put on weight,” she said in a hushed and strained voice, feeling tears prickling her eyes and an unpleasant warm flush across her cheeks. The coats she’d tried on didn’t fit, having purposefully gotten a size bigger, she couldn’t help but feel stupid, like she’d been actively sabotaging herself. She […]

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Welcome to BoPovia (Part One)

Once Upon a Time… …there was a young girl, this little girl was a sad little girl, a lonely little girl, a lost little girl and she thought she was an unloved little girl. Her name was Sophie. Sophie’s parents had just recently divorced, so she worried that they had stopped loving her, like, sadly, […]

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Tubby Teacher Tells All

This is the post I wrote for the Be Real Campaign. They are an awesome organisation focusing on instilling body confidence in young people. So I’m Gemma, I’m fat, nearly forty and an Art Teacher. I get the….” Ohhhh of course YOU are the Art Teacher” comments a lot. I have pink hair, tattoos, nose […]

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