Category Restoring the Balance

The Truth Behind The Glamour – Competitors & Disorderly Eating

Trigger Warning   ‘The brutality with which we judge and then treat the body reveals the desperation to make it perform as we imagine it should.’[1]   Three months before show day is the beginning of the end. At this stage, Bikini competitors exchange body building for sculpting; stripping away soft flesh to uncover the […]

Why I Wrote this Book: The Secrets I Kept Hidden for 20 Years

Trigger Warning Research for this book was inspired by personal experience. It was when I entered the competition world where I was judged solely in terms of my physical appearance that I began to question attitudes towards the female body. During conversations with fellow competitors, many have admitted to having ‘problems with their bodies.’ My […]