3 results for tag: International Women’s Day


Body Image – a revolutionary act or a human right?

Can you honestly, hand on heart, say that you love your body? Really? What about your belly or the underside of your arms? Or that bit that you always apologise about in yoga class?   Every day in my massage practice I witness the judgments women hold about their bodies. This shows up as apologies, negative self-talk and numerous other ways, but this negativity is from women who have taken charge of their self-care enough to come for a massage. Imagine all the women out there who didn’t make it this far and couldn’t bear to be seen or touched at all!   Does this matter, beyond the personal tragedy of a compromised body image? ...

The Shocking Truth About Menopause

Dried up old crone, old bag, hag, witch... is it just me, or do you think that we might have a bit of an issue about women aging? For the generation who grew up with Madonna, hitting menopause now, is there really only a choice between ‘tragically letting yourself go’ or desperately stretching your face and body into oblivion (sorry Madge, looks weird)?   You only have to check out the nasty shaming that Susan Sarandon received at the SAG awards last month, while the cleavages belonging to her 20-30 year old colleagues were ‘safe’.   Yes my friends, it’s International Women’s Day again and time for my annual, ...

Looking at Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford’s Body There's been a picture of Cindy Crawford doing the rounds recently, she is wearing her undies, a hat and a fur coat. Unless you've been living in a hole, you'll have noticed there are quite a lot of pictures of semi-naked women around in magazines and online, but the reason this one got more attention was because she was showing a 'lived in', un-airbrushed body.   As she is a wealthy, powerful woman who's made her living as a model, her body is expensively honed and gorgeous. This is not the body of your average mother of two. “Hoorah for ordinary bodies!” went the cry. “How brave of her to show what a ...