We are very much living in a day and age where everything's posted and curated in a specific way online. What I think is refreshing about yourself and your ‘feed’ is this overall honesty.
I use my platform Strong Woman for what I think that everybody really needs to hear and negated to the fact that I needed it most. It took a lot of courage and soul searching for me to realise that I have been given a very specific set of gifts and confidence. So, I am able to share aspects of my life in a way where I don’t project myself into people lives and feeds in a way where it’s not ok anymore or it’s too much. The beauty of social media is that people can unfollow. I just wanted to create a space where people feel that they see similarities.
I grew up where I didn’t see a lot of people similar to me. Obviously, I am a white woman so there is plenty of representation in the media and everywhere, but I never saw any plus-sized women when I was a teenager. If I did, it was always the funny person or the mean person, and it was always filling that role for a bit of ‘diversity’. They never got the boy and they never got the dream job – it was always the beautiful, pretty ones (although that isn't life). I realized that there was a total lack – and it was a subconscious lack.