We live in a society where body positivity and self-love takes over our social media feeds every day. However, for some, accepting their bodies is simply not that easy, no matter how hard they try. While the term “Body Positivity” blew up in recent years and has been loved by many, there was still something missing in the concept for others, so much so that they turned to “Body Neutrality” instead.
Gone are the days of the Basic White Girl strutting around in her UGG boots sipping nonchalantly on her Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte. You probably remember her, in fact you might have even been her. Well she’s old news now. In her place is the VSCO Girl with a scrunchy in her hair, her Birkenstocks on her feet and a Hydro Flask in hand for the world to see.
Chronic disabilities and illnesses hold an emotional weight that only those who have come into direct contact with these conditions can understand. While many have made note of the effects which these conditions have on the lives of the people surrounding the affected individual, it can not be understated that the life of the sufferer is still the life most deeply affected.
GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) or GBL (gamma-butyrolactone), colloquially known as G or Gina, is a recreational drug which, following a similar trend in London over the past six years, first gained a foothold in the MSM Chemsex scene where it became popular due to its euphoric, sexual, and psychological effects. And now, again following a similar pattern to the UK , GHB use among the wider recreational drugs-scene is on the rise.
Iconic fashion brand and lingerie chain Victoria Secret announced a number of fresh faced new models, including transgender and plus-size for their latest campaign just over a week ago. After a number of controversies surrounding derogatory statements made from the company’s former senior creative officer Ed Razek, the chain have transformed their image to include women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds.