Women and Body Image – A Brief History of the Masculine and Feminine

Women and Body Image – A Brief History of the Masculine and Feminine

Boulder, Colorado, is home to what is perhaps the world’s largest live in collection of triathletes, rock climbers, parkour nerds and yogi fanatics. When I lived in Brighton, in England at the age of 18, the thing you did when you wanted to meet up with a friend was you went to the pub and drank a few pints. Here when you meet up with a friend, you going hiking on one of the many trails that lead out of (or through) the city. Otherwise you go to the local organic store and chat over a raw smoothie of some sort. The culture of being in your body, eating well and being active is HUGE here.

Perhaps this is why many of the women I speak to talk about feeling huge pressure to be a certain way in their body. To be zero fat. To have the triathlete body. To be a tiny weeny leany machine-y. The thing is though…

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The female body as sacred – where our culture is really at.

The female body as sacred – where our culture is really at.

Today I was standing at the corner of Elizabeth and Collins (in Melbourne), munching on one of those ‘paleo’ anzac biscuits. I had just had a super profound osteo adjustment session​ (apparently 2 of my ribs have been popped out of place for god knows how long! No wonder I’ve had chronic shoulder issues!). I was pretty out of it and needed to eat something to ground.   An older man, sweet and obviously wanting to...

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