Month: February 2015

Thursday Thunder: Yoliswa Mqoco

Yoliswa Mqoco

‘My self esteem is what makes me happy’

Thursday Thunder is back! Come and get your body confidence fix! This gorgeous lady from South Africa has been in my Instagram feed for a while now, and I love about everything she posts. This fashion student, stylist and personal shopper got me very curious. So I decided to ask Yoliswa Mqoco to share her Thunder. When it comes to self-love her message is about as empowering as it gets.

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Hello beach body!

beach body

How to have a beach body? Have a body. Go to the beach. Right. I know this to be true, now, but for years it wasn’t that simple for me. Life just wasn’t a beach. Even though I loved the beach, the sea and being sun kissed, I didn’t like my body on the beach. Especially not in a bathing suit or bikini. I felt like I didn’t belong there. The beach is a place for slim, toned and perfect people. At least that was what I told myself.

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Thursday Thunder: Julie Henderson

Julie Henderson

‘True confidence is not needing approval from anyone’

It’s Thursday! Time for some thunder! As you’ve probably noticed I’m a big fan of the ALDA Women collective. Julie Henderson is one of the five models whose goal it is to empower women and change the perception of beauty. I love their message and I am very excited to feature Julie today! This curly goddess has been modeling for 13 years and lives in Brooklyn New York. On The Publisized she shares her boost of thunder, talks about what ALDA Women means to her and how important it is for women to put self care first.

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Social Media Detox

social media detox

Me: ‘Hi, my name is Mayra and I’m addicted to my phone’. The rest of the world (well almost): ‘Hi Mayra’. I kind of felt like that when I was about to start my social media and Whatsapp detox week. I thought it would be hard. I thought I would check my phone all the time. I thought I would struggle with not being able to connect. But my social media detox showed me something completely different. Something unexpected and much more important.

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Ashley Graham for Swimsuitsforall + video interview!

Ashley Graham

I’m a bit Ashley Graham obsessed and I’m not ashamed of it at all.  Her campaign for Swimsuitsforall is so freaking hot. Not sharing is not an option. I know you’ll love it just as much as I do. Go get yourself a bikini (you get 40% off now!) and share it on social media using #curvesinbikinis.  Read More

Curvy headlines

Curvy headlines

Last week I was offline for a big part of the week because of my social media detox. I’ve missed some news and it inspired me to make a small overview of last week’s curvy headlines.

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