Category: Body positivity & Self-love

Thursday Thunder: Maria Merckens

Maria Merckens interview

Thurday Thunder is back with a bangin’ babe! Meet Maria Merckens (24). She is a mix of a Dutch dad and a Surinamese mom, considers herself an island girl after living in the Carribean for years and has been modeling fulltime since last year. What is her view on body love and self acceptance?

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The Hopeful Romantic #1

Lessons in love - Mayra Louise

A Hopeful Romantic? Yup, that would be me. I’ve referred to myself as a hopeless romantic for a long time but I’m not hopeless at all! So I decided to add some positivity. I’d like to share some of my lessons in love with you. And I hope that you can relate to the hopeful romantic part of me…

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True Beauty by Andy Massena

Andy Massena

When I saw the art work Andy Massena made of my friend Steph (above) I fell in love! I wanted to know more about the project. Andy asked me to send a nude picture of myself. Honestly I was a bit hesitant because it felt weird to send a nude to an unknown man in Brazil. But I did it anyway… And I love the result!

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Iskra Lawrence: ‘You can be your own rolemodel too’

Iskra Lawrence interview

Meet Iskra. This body positive Instagram sensation (4 million followers – and counting) is signed with JAG Models. Iskra Lawrence works her magic on Runway Riot, a style, fashion and beauty website for women of all sizes and has just launched ‘everyBODYwithIskra’. A platform to inspire your self-love. Iskra grew up in England but lives in New York now. What’s her view on self-love and a healthy dose of self-esteem?

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I am enough

I am enough - Mayra Louise

Not good enough. Not strong enough. Not smart enough. Not thin enough. Not witty enough. Not pretty enough. Not sporty enough. Not social enough. Not friendly enough. Not sexy enough. Not normal enough. Not out there enough. Not politically engaged enough. Not creative enough. Not rich enough. Not worthy enough. Not lovable enough.

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Why I killed my blog (and brought it back to life again)

Power of self reflection - Mayra Louise

If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again. Well the good news: I’m back. The bad news: it’s a rocky road. I think this is going to be the most personal post so far. And I have to warn you: it’s not uplifting, but it will be honest.

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My beach body- part II

beach body tips - Mayra Louise

Do you remember my bikini post from earlier this year? I shared my path to a beach body. It took me about twenty years to figure this one out: we all have a beach body. It’s nice and empowering to draw a conclusion like that but as long as you’re not in a bikini on a beach you’re not practising what you preach. So I felt like my post needed some real life proof. The half naked on a beach kinda proof.

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Thursday Thunder: Audrey Ritchie

Audrey Ritchie interview

I’m not perfect and I accept that’

On The Publisized a Thursday doesn’t mean throwback, it means it’s time for some thunder! This week I got you curves, curls and confidence from the stunning Audrey Ritchie (23). What’s her view on body positivity?

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The Glamourai: Rediscovering the Goddess

The Glamourai

I just bumped into this shoot from The Glamourai on Instagram and I literally fell in love. Honestly I’m not a big fan of plus size models being naked all the time, but this shoot is something else. It’s a celebration of femininity. And I have nothing but love for that. Read More

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Thursday Thunder: Marianne Nykjaer

Marianne Nykjaer - interview

‘You will never be able to love your body as long as you cringe at the thought of looking at it’

It’s Thursday again, so you know what that means: time for some thunder! There are so many inspiring women out there and this is my way of celebrating them – and asking them all about their body confidence. This weeks Thunder comes from student, model and blogger Marianne Nykjaer (26). She’s from Belgium – give me waffles please!!- and absolutely gorgeous. And she got some pretty damn good advice for us too!

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