Publications

Issues: Body Image – Volume 375

Independence Educational Publishers

My article, ‘The Perfect Body Illusion’, is included in the educational book Body Image which is used in a wide variety of courses including GCSE, A-level and Further Education; as well as by public libraries, prison education providers, government agencies and professional health and social care bodies. Click here to access the digital version.

https://www.independence.co.uk/shop/health-and-wellbeing/issues/body-image


Hanging up the Bikini: Why I Quit Fitness Competitions

The Diary Healer

My article, ‘Hanging up the Bikini: Why I Quit Fitness Competitions’, is featured on Dr June Alexander’s The Diary Healer website.

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The Female Body Ideal

The Eating Disorder Therapist

Thank you to Harriet Frew for inviting me to be a guest on her podcast. In this episode, I talk about how the female body ideal has changed throughout history; why it’s so influential; and the damage it causes to self-esteem and mental health. I also share details of my own experience with the pressures to attain the body ideal (particularly in the fitness world) and how I am working to overcome this.

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Body Building, Disordered Eating and Ongoing Recovery

The Eating Disorder Therapist

Thank you once again to The Eating Disorder Therapist for inviting me back to speak on her podcast. In this episode, I talk about my journey in working to overcome disordered eating, including possible triggers, the ups and downs of recovery and finally getting help. I also discuss my time as a fitness competitor,  and the impact this had on my eating and body image.

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