The Scale: friend or foe?

The scale isn’t the problem. The scale exists to weigh your mass times gravitational acceleration.

Fat to #Fitspo, dedicated to disordered

I am exceptionally proud of my body, it is truly the healthiest it has ever been. But I seldom post before and afters to “inspire” because I know it only accomplishes 2 things: validates my insecurities and provides a basis for comparison to those most vulnerable. Eating disorders live inside of “healthy weight” bodies, “overweight”…

Is body positivity promoting obesity?

Body positivity is a movement meant to empower women and men of all shapes and sizes to embrace the body they are currently living in. It should come as no surprise that I am a strong supporter of body positive advocates on social media. I wasn’t however surprised when someone asked me whether I thought…

An open letter to myself

Dear Ellie, You have two ears and one mouth. Use them accordingly. You don’t always need to be talking in order to be noticed. Seriously, your teachers are really going to appreciate it. 

Skinny: An Ode to Self-Love

When I was a little girl, people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I would reply with skinny.