Insight

#ootd ‘This dress makes me feel like Dorothy Gale’ edition. As The Wizard of Oz is my favourite movie, I feel this can only be a good thing. #elevatorselfie #fatshion #effyourbeautystandards

#ootd ‘This dress makes me feel like Dorothy Gale’ edition. As The Wizard of Oz is my favourite movie, I feel this can only be a good thing. #elevatorselfie #fatshion #effyourbeautystandards

I tell people red is my favourite colour
It’s vibrant and bright and always says something if you wear it
It’s classic but showy, and a lot of the time for me is a way to give a big middle finger to a world that would rather I stay invisible.
Red hair, red lips, red dress - I’ll do it all no question about it - and I’ll feel comfortable and confident doing it.
Red is the colour of my spirit - sharp and firey like a sunrise.

But there’s a softer side to me that’s all pinks and creams and greys
A side that thinks of her nanna as she puts on rose scented hand cream just before bed.
She wears a grey t-shirt with flowers on it to bed.
Her bedspread is white covered in flowers - pink and purple and teal but no red to be seen.
Pink is the colour of my heart. Soft and warm and folded up like a magnolia just as it’s about to bloom.

I am both, and both are me. And that’s as it should be. I am not monochromatic - I am deepest red and palest pink and every shade in between. With other colours mixed in.

I am human and I am broken and I am beautiful. Just as I am.