"I am still on a journey, and actually, that's nothing to be ashamed of.
To many, I may seem like a fully fledged body positive activist and I am. I pledge to love my body, without question, every day - but that doesn't mean that some of the negative experiences I've had in the past don't continue to haunt me.
But that, that ability to push forwards in the face of adversity, that ability to push through those memories to create a relationship with my body on MY terms, is what makes me a warrior.
I am on a journey every day where loving my body is concerned. The vitality that I feel comes from learning from others, seeing them grow, it comes from support and encouragement, it comes from throwing myself in at the deep end and subverting all of the negativity I've encountered in my life but most of all - it comes from deep rooted belief. Belief that I can do the things I set my mind to, belief that I am worthy and, indeed, belief that I am loved first and foremost, by myself
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Six months ago we came up with a concept of "warriors" as a theme for a photoshoot for Sunbella because, let's be honest; you need to have courage to carry a parasol (regardless of how stylish it is) and it is essentially a shield that can prevent some skin cancer battles.