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Stop Ignoring Yourself

July 5, 2018

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on May 14, 2018 at 10:24am PDT Do you remember when you were a child and you were trying to be heard but the “adults” were talking and it was almost as if you were invisible? Being ignored is the worst. It’s why when you are a child … Continued

A Quick Fix For Body Confidence

July 3, 2018

The other day I spoke about how there are no quick fixes. I was wrong. There are quick fixes. Blame others. Criticise others. And hate others. It WILL actually provide you relief from your insecurities and your pain. The first time you do it, it might last for a couple of hours but there’s a … Continued

Tough Love Alert: Body Positive Version

July 1, 2018

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Stop Making Assumptions

June 29, 2018

New YouTube Video! Someone asked me to make one of my midday reminders a permanent video so here you go 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

A Nuanced Look At Self Love

June 27, 2018

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on May 6, 2018 at 11:03am PDT I was really ill the day of the @love_disfigure photoshoot. I almost forgot how ill I was until the photos came out and I remembered my little protruding bloated belly! Doesn’t it look so much squishier?! 😍 But I still went, … Continued

Big Bones Book Review

June 25, 2018

In April, we did our first young adult book in The Body Positive Book Club! It’s honestly so rare that any book, let alone a YA one is so on the nose when it comes to body positivity! BB (the main character) says this and she is 16: A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) … Continued

ASOS Haul And Wardrobe Clearout

June 23, 2018

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on May 4, 2018 at 11:45am PDT This is legit one of my favourite photos ever taken of me! 💁🏻‍♀️ • I do a wardrobe clear-out roughly every 6 months but this time I was RUTHLESS. Here’s how ruthless… my last clear-out was in January and yet I … Continued

Have The Hard Conversations

June 21, 2018

Have the hard conversations in life. A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on May 2, 2018 at 9:56am PDT Be honest in how you feel and tell the people you love what you need. This is how we grow (like plants 🌱 😂). This is how we do better 💪🏽. When you’ve fostered unhealthy … Continued

Meet Baby Michelle

June 19, 2018

A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Apr 30, 2018 at 9:28am PDT I came across an old picture of me and I just couldn’t not share. The photo right after this one is me putting my toe in my mouth. I used to do that as a child A LOT, and I think … Continued

Falling Off The Bandwagon

June 17, 2018

This is the face of a woman who just enjoyed the gym for the first time in 5 months. And no, I didn’t “fall off the bandwagon”. We hear this phrase all the time. A post shared by Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared) on Apr 26, 2018 at 10:12am PDT I consciously chose to stop going to … Continued