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23 July 2022

Rethinking Sport Uniform Requirements For Girls and Women

Sports uniforms- there’s a particular smell (usually sweaty), a particular feel (mostly polyester), and definitely a particular look. At the basic level, the uniform is there so you don’t accidentally pass the ball to the wrong person- though in my case, you can never be sure! Uniforms are an identifier, and they bring people together- …

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Self Conscious About Being Skinny? Four Things to Remember To Feel Good About Your Body

Growing up, I struggled heavily with body dissatisfaction. I always found it very difficult to go out alone because I was afraid that everyone would go, “Oh, there she is, skinny girl,” so walking with someone always helped me to quiet that feeling. This dissatisfaction eventually led to low self-esteem and a sense of worthlessness, …

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Want Help With Body Image Worries? 5 Strategies for Finding Support

Have you ever thought it would be nice to have someone to talk to about your body image concerns? Not just anyone- someone who will get it. Someone who will know exactly what to say, even if you can’t express exactly what you are thinking or feeling. Someone who will make you feel like your …

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How Someone Who Treats Eating Disorders For a Living Tries to ‘Body Image Proof’ Their Daughters at Home

When Mums (and sometimes Dads) hear that I am a psychologist who treats young people suffering from life threatening eating disorders, they often ask “What can I do to make sure this doesn’t happen to us?”. When I became a Mum myself, I soon began to think about how could I “body image proof” my …

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You Already Have a #BeachBody and Your Kids Need to See You Enjoy It

Ever worried about the way you look in your swimwear? You certainly are not alone. Shopping for new swimwear, putting on your bathers, and going to the beach or pool is often something that women speak about as being particularly challenging. In my doctoral study, 49% of 659 adult women, including 202 mothers and/or pregnant …

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