Me speaking at UCL today

If I must be 100% honest I almost cancelled todays talk at University College London because I was feeling so under the weather, and the thought of leaving my bed made me want to cry. However I did force myself out and I am glad I did. The “Measuring Beauty” conference put on by ACT-TIVE media was a great event. I do strongly encourage you follow them on social media @actiive_media and to attend one of their events.

London Lingerie brand have re invented Disney princesses 

I absolutely delight in seeing curve campaigns, especially ones that go straight to the core of where a lot of these problems originate. Someone very clever at London Lingerie brand Curvy Kate did just that by redesigning some of our favourite Disney characters with more realistic shapes. This of course has not made them any less beautiful but sends a clear message to women everywhere that to be a beautiful princess ( not just a Disney one ) you do not have to have the teeniest waist with huge breasts in order to do so.
A bit about Curvy Kate. Curvy Kate is a UK-based lingerie company that’s devoted “just like my team at F4M models” to celebrate curves through its collection of lingerie and swimwear for fuller busts. To honour their adoration, the brand reinvented Disney princesses as “Curvy Kate girls,” in which they showcase a diverse range of body types that represent the Curvy Kate customer. Check out the body-positive images now!

Government plans to charge for Notting Hill Carnival

  
Notting Hill Carnival is set to make a major change next year.Time Out reports that the world-famous Notting Hill carnival could be a ticketed event in the not too distant future. This  would mean carnivalgoers will have to pay to attend for the first time in its 49-years. 

The proposal has been submitted by Conservative MP for Kensington, Victoria Borwick, who has also suggested moving it to the Saturday and Sunday, rather than the current Sunday and Monday, to reduce police overtime costs. 

The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. Taking place every August Bank Holiday weekend in the streets of London W11, the Notting Hill Carnival is an amazing array of sounds, colourful sights and social solidarity. I for one am horrified at this prospect I have been attending Notting Hill Carnival for years and I think it was something that brought people together to feel and celebrate free for free, and is now being exploited 

Measuring Beauty in Britain

Beauty is a rather strange concept, it has been characterized as both something physical and something abstract; one of the most famous definitions of beauty is “Beauty is the eye of the beholder” and would put things like natural wonders like oasis or mountains as beautiful. However some of the things that have popped up as the name of beauty can provide complexities to that statement.

Who decides what’s beautiful?

A few problems arise when beauty can be marketed; people like celebrities have been attributed with making their living of representing people’s aspirations and individuals such as models which have been branded as symbols of beauties have their career laying on the fact they do not show any sign of mortality: no cuts, bleeding, spots, blemishes or any other type of “deformities” or worst case accidents; it can be criticized as an arbitrary definition of beauty; making beauty more of a social or status symbol.

With perceptions of beauty’s has plastic surgery industries and gymnasiums blossomed, primarily fueled by imitation of what to be seen on TV, people can sometimes gone to extreme lengths to imitate ‘Beauty’; Eating disorders to reduce the size could be attributed because images show people with very thin physiques maybe having it routes in Victorian times.

With both men and women there has been cases, where there’s excessive consumption of chemicals like steroids to grow into massive sizes; and for some men there has genital reduction as a result of consumption of particular chemicals, this could be considered the price of ‘beauty’ or trying to become beautiful.

How is beauty with different cultures and faiths?

In certain communities and culture the act of bleaching has become common practice, is this a result of seeing beauty as a specific figure or type of being a lighter being? Does this mean the darker skinned image is perceived as ‘ugly’? Some cultures even have stereotypes which view the darker skinned individuals as naturally not being a whole being, not as intelligent as humans of a lighter appearance resulting in marginalization or discrimination based on these beliefs

Some culture have become make it mandatory to place nose rings and around the neck; or religious clothing like veils or head-scarf can they be considered beautiful in Britain?

Join Lina and I as we speak  at the Act-Ive: community council debate
using the event brite link below. Whats great is that its a free event

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/measuring-beauty-in-britain-tickets-19590453574

 

Missy Elliot makes emotional speech at Billboard women in music awards

Missy Elliott shed some tears while accepting the Innovator of the Year award at the 2015 Billboard Women in Music event at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City Friday.

“I stand here for all the women who’ve been told, ‘You don’t fit the mold, you’re not good enough, you won’t make it’ … Look at me, I’m here,” she said in her acceptance speech, apologizing for being “such a mush-head.”

Ciara and Miss then went on to send each other some very endearing tweets a true representation of Glambition

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Billboard’s Women in Music show will air Dec. 18 on Lifetime at 8 p.m. ET.

Eating MacDs on Weight Watchers

Today I was craving McDonalds, but I had no extra weight watchers points left on my allowance. So i had to check all of the pro points thought I would share my favs with you

Hamburger 7pp
Cheeseburger 8pp
Double Cheeseburger 12pp
Quarter Pounder with Cheese 13pp
Big Mac 14pp
Filet-O-Fish 10pp
MC Chicken 10pp
Small French Fries 6pp
Barbecue Sauce 1pp
Sweet ‘N Sour Sauce 1pp
Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips (3 pc) 11pp
Chicken McNuggets (4 piece) 5pp
Chicken McNuggets (6 piece) 7pp
Chicken McNuggets® (10 piece)13pp

I also thought I would add the weight watchers points for the McDonalds breakfast meals because they are so special

Egg McMuffin 8pp
Sausage McMuffin 10pp
Sausage McMuffin with Egg 12pp
English Muffin 4pp
Hash Brown 4pp

ooo and ice cream I love ice cream
McFlurry with OREO® Cookies 15pp
McFlurry with M&M’S 19pp
Vanilla cone 4pp