The pictures I never posted (until now!)

The memory on my phone is always full because of how many pictures I take. Selfies, sunsets and screenshots all contribute to the bursting seams of my iPhone storage – too precious to be deleted, yet not precious enough to ever be viewed again. But only a handful are deemed worthy enough to be placed on the mother of all social media podiums – the Instagram feed.

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Here’s why you need to stop calling yourself “fat”

No matter what our differences are as people, insecurities are what seem to tie us all together. The issues we face differ from person to person, but each one of them causes the same negative end-product. Although everyone is entitled to their struggles, and should never be shunned or made to feel guilty for having them, we also all have a responsibility to make sure our own problems aren’t inflicting more pain and suffering on other people.

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A compliment a day

Someone recently commented on one of my Instagram selfies saying that I have an incredible jawline. Now, I cannot confirm for certain whether I do or do not have an incredible jawline. What I can confirm however is that if I do, this was the first time in my whole pudgy-faced life that anyone had ever noticed and pointed it out to me.

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What’s all this talk of the ‘belly-button challenge’?

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I was recently scrolling through my social media feeds when I stumbled across what seemed to be a new internet craze that has taken the world by storm – and driven women everywhere into a frenzy of panic. It’s a craze that’s got everyone talking, but not a lot of people recognising what it’s actually doing to our mental wellbeing.

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7 reasons letting go of the dance career is okay

One day, I woke up and realised I wasn’t a cute little girl in a tutu anymore. The concept of moving out and paying bills made me realise that something had to go, and that something was the only thing I’d ever been certain about. But now, living in my own flat with a whole new life ahead of me, I know for sure there’s more than just one reason I said ‘no’ to a dance career…

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