• Opinion

    The blogging blues

    My August hiatus is over, and I’m back with a bang. Well, not really. This thing is happening where the longer I don’t write, the more pressure I feel to do something incredible for my ‘comeback’, and then I just put it off again. First there’s nothing that’s good enough to write about, then I have too many ideas and I can’t choose. I wake up early to blog to start my day – craffle the morning away and then decide it’s too late to post anything. (Nobody reads things after 2, Meg. Everyone knows that, stupid. You’ll have to do it tomorrow.) So, I’m calling collywobbles on myself, and…

  • Opinion

    Top plus size red carpet fashion from the MTV Movie Awards 2015

    The annual entertainment spectacle that is the MTV Music Awards took place on Sunday in LA. It was wonderful to see some beautiful curvy ladies lighting up the red carpet and stage – wish some even going so far as to make a comment about body positivity! Funnygal Amy Schumer, who recently responded to criticism of her weight in the media by posting sexy topless pictures of herself, hosted the event. By my books, Amy isn’t anywhere near plus size, but I do find it really heartening that someone with a relatable body type is in such a high-exposure position (pun intended 😛 ). Her little monochrome number isn’t something…

  • Fashion,  Opinion

    Curvy inspiration from the red carpet

    When in doubt, wear black. While this might be the safe, comfortable option, let’s face it, it can also be pretty boring. And there are some moments when you don’t want to fade into the background. You deserve to shine, not to hide. After looking at all the stunning red carpet creations at the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015, I decided to look back at how some of my favourite plus-size stars have rocked the red carpet without having to resort to black. Let me know – which do you love, and which do you loathe? Danielle Brooks from series Orange is the New Black looking radiant at the…

  • Opinion

    Funky viral video encourages women’s confidence with sport

    I’m absolutely loving this video from British fitness organization Sport England, which was created to encourage more women to do more physical activity. The ‘#ThisGirlCan’ campaign, which has seen over 3.5 million video impressions in just a few days, is one with a difference. Rather than using the gorgeous, svelte glamazons we have come to associate sports videos with, they’ve used subjects that the average woman can identify with – women that jiggle when they work out, lose their breath and sweat like pigs. The organization found that 2 million fewer women between the ages of 14 and 40 play sports or exercise than men. The reason for this – a…

  • Opinion

    Haters gonna hate

    “Curvy is used here as a euphemism for fat.” Got your attention? It got mine too. Long before I posted my first post on Mind the Curves (Mind the Fat doesn’t have quite the same ring to it), I grappled with the thought of what I’d do if I suffered the wrath of the more critical Internet populous. Until now, for the most part, I’ve received nothing but positive feedback, ranging from chummy ‘You go girl!’s to heartfelt messages about how I am an inspiration, which have almost brought me to tears. And then today I spotted a string of comments on a post of mine that ran on Women24.…