Category Archives: ranting

Shaving Away The Stereotypes | blogging for Huffington Post UK

This week, I shaved my head for the third time in a year and a half. In my latest blog piece for the Huffington Post UK‘s blog I explain why. A post shared by 🌈THEBODYCONFIDENCEREVOLUTION🌈 (@iamleyahshanks) on Sep 19, 2016

Shaving Away The Stereotypes | blogging for Huffington Post UK

This week, I shaved my head for the third time in a year and a half. In my latest blog piece for the Huffington Post UK‘s blog I explain why. A post shared by 🌈THEBODYCONFIDENCEREVOLUTION🌈 (@iamleyahshanks) on Sep 19, 2016

Less of a Zoo, More of a Haven. The Five Sisters Zoo

All photographs contained within this post are taken by and copyrighted by me and are not to be shared without my permission. If you follow me on my social channels, you may already know that I’m no longer going to

Less of a Zoo, More of a Haven. The Five Sisters Zoo

All photographs contained within this post are taken by and copyrighted by me and are not to be shared without my permission. If you follow me on my social channels, you may already know that I’m no longer going to

My “pie” does not need your “cream”. *NSFW*

Like millions of us in today’s world, I consume bi-products of the internet on a daily basis. Namely, social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I mostly use these in a capacity that allows me to spread the message

My “pie” does not need your “cream”. *NSFW*

Like millions of us in today’s world, I consume bi-products of the internet on a daily basis. Namely, social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I mostly use these in a capacity that allows me to spread the message

Leave Gemma Collins – and each other – alone.

I need to catch up on all of the goings on so far in this year’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! but as with most reality TV shows (this is pretty much the only one I actually watch), I

Leave Gemma Collins – and each other – alone.

I need to catch up on all of the goings on so far in this year’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! but as with most reality TV shows (this is pretty much the only one I actually watch), I

‘Plus size’ problems

‘Plus size’. It’s a term that really p*sses me off. It’s not inclusive. Why do we insist on labelling each other? If we’re gonna do that, then, may I suggest we try a system of; ‘size sexy’, ‘size gorgeous’, ‘size lovely’,

‘Plus size’ problems

‘Plus size’. It’s a term that really p*sses me off. It’s not inclusive. Why do we insist on labelling each other? If we’re gonna do that, then, may I suggest we try a system of; ‘size sexy’, ‘size gorgeous’, ‘size lovely’,

The reduction of mass (and) pain

I developed very early. One day I was a girl, the next, a woman. It pretty much happened overnight. Without any warning. Without explanation. It just happened. My body had always been a bit of an anomaly to me so to add more

The reduction of mass (and) pain

I developed very early. One day I was a girl, the next, a woman. It pretty much happened overnight. Without any warning. Without explanation. It just happened. My body had always been a bit of an anomaly to me so to add more

The F Word

Feminism. Although the intentions and thought behind it all aim at the same ideal, it means different things to different people. We all have our different variations and interpretations of it. Some think it’s become a bit of a ‘dirty’ word, with the term

The F Word

Feminism. Although the intentions and thought behind it all aim at the same ideal, it means different things to different people. We all have our different variations and interpretations of it. Some think it’s become a bit of a ‘dirty’ word, with the term