Introducing The Joyful Movement Project

“There is the very general assumption that you can only really celebrate and enjoy movement if you are reaping physical results from it in the way of body transformation or weight loss, and when neither of those occur, then you’re not doing it right. The freedom of simply exploring movement in a manner relative to who we are as individuals has been a privilege reserved for those whose body types fit the desired mould. Until now.” … More Introducing The Joyful Movement Project

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Another Assumption you Need to Stop Making About New Female Athletes

“Please don’t assume that a woman engages in sport or fitness because she is dissatisfied with her life or herself.

Perhaps my sensitivity to this issue resides in the fact that I often have to deal with it when discussing my own athletic journey – to the point where I have pulled a number of interviews with larger publications because they just were.not.getting.it.” … More Another Assumption you Need to Stop Making About New Female Athletes

The one assumption you need to stop making about larger athletes.

As always, its a while between proverbial blog ‘drinks’ these days, however as you know by now, I like to wait for something to come up that I need to write about so desperately I set the computer up in the kitchen and write whilst cooking dinner. So over here in Australia, the governing bodies … More The one assumption you need to stop making about larger athletes.

IWD 16: Why re-defining ‘Ladylike’ could be the key to keeping our girls in sport.

A couple of months ago, I was on the treadmill at the gym with a school group on the equipment in front of me. They were all high-school age, a mix of boys and girls on various cardio equipment under supervision. What unfolded in front of me made the penny drop in my never-ending quest to … More IWD 16: Why re-defining ‘Ladylike’ could be the key to keeping our girls in sport.

‘Embracing Strong’

Recently I submitted a piece about ’embracing strong’ for Dominique Jackson’s campaign on her site, Nikki’s Haven. A talented athlete herself, Dominique began her campaign as a result of the dismay she felt at the body shaming that overshadowed Serena Williams’ amazing run of form. A contact of mine emailed me the link to her campaign … More ‘Embracing Strong’

Body Positive Conversations Part 1 Results

  TRIGGER WARNING: discussion and mention of both clinical and non-clinically diagnosed eating and body image disorders is present in this piece. There were 79 participants in this conversation.  PART 1: Our relationships with our bodies. The GREAT news is that over 50% of participants reported a generally positive or extremely positive relationship with their … More Body Positive Conversations Part 1 Results

Research Snapshot Part 1: Common Traits in People Who Maintain an Active Lifestyle

Recently I put a call out for volunteers to take part in research which aimed to explore if there were common traits or behaviours among people who have been physically active on a consistent, regular basis for a period longer than twelve months. The reason I did this research is because of a belief that … More Research Snapshot Part 1: Common Traits in People Who Maintain an Active Lifestyle