6 results for tag: feminism


Menstrual Cycle Awareness – it’s a bloody good idea!

If you want to know more about the magic of menstrual cycle awareness this is why it's a bloody good thing for the world check out this video: it's a natural, feminist revolution! In it, I talk about my hopes for my daughter's generation and how I managed to miss out on the party. If it floats your boat you can pre-order the wonderful Wild Power book online which will also get you a free, cycle awareness pack to get you started.

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? ...

Download a Free Cycle Chart

You can now download a free cycle chart for you to learn your unique rhythm and develop your own self-care. It's designed to be suitable for women at all stages of life, with 32 spaces to accommodate the fluctuations of peri-menopause and cycle irregularities. So where ever you are in your journey, you can be the expert on you! DOWNLOAD THE CHART HERE Once you've downloaded the free cycle chart, print off a few copies and note the day you started your period on day 1. Add in the dates, I like to add the days of the week too, but it's not essential. Count forward until you get to today and note down the predominant emotion/feeling. There are ...

Code Red Altert!

I am very excited to introduce a vibrant exponent of the power of women Lisa Lister of The Sassy She. Crowned ‘the defender of female awesomeness’ by Cooler magazine, Lisa is a writer, plus-size yoga teacher, feminist, menstrual queen and now a fellow belly loving massage maven. Her new book ‘Code Red’ is published this week and I was lucky enough to persuade her to tell us about her work and world-view. Welcome Lisa! I read that living life with your cycle totally changed your life; can you say a bit about how that happened? I was a total go-for-it girl. I worked in TV + journalism, I was career orientated, I was engaged to a ...

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 ...

What would it take to feel good in your skin on International Women’s Day?

Today is International Women’s Day and thousands of women across the world are celebrating their achievements with events and debates. We have come a long way since the suffragettes first proposed the radical suggestion that women should have the vote, but we seem to have a long way to go. For example half of all 16- to 21-year-old women would consider cosmetic surgery and in the past 15 years eating disorders have doubled according to Cara Acred. Other research backed up by a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation, about the under-representation of women in positions of power – women who are high "self objectifiers" have low ...