It’s not what you think

December 16th, 2014

During November we held a competition inviting everyone to share their tips or stories about navigating one of life’s challenges. Below is one of the 4 winning entries. By: Jacob life isn’t what you think, you need to look around and see yourself through another perspective, only then will you find out what your true [...]

Image Expectations

July 31st, 2014

With Fresh Faced Friday coming up on the 5th September, Bethwyn gets us thinking about image expectations, both the ones we place on ourselves, and ones people place upon us. ___ During the end of Primary School, and all of High School, I convinced myself that I was ‘average-looking’. This may not sound too bad, [...]

Yep, you’re smokin today

July 31st, 2014

Friday 5th Sept is Fresh Faced Friday where you are invited to ‘tear up’ talk about negative body image and help everyone realise it’s okay to love their bodies! In celebration of this, this blog is about a time I looked in the mirror and recognised myself as a beautiful person. I hope that by [...]

Differing Signals: How to be who you are despite confusing messages

July 31st, 2014

I’m quite introverted. I have nothing against extroverts at all – I think it’s so great that they are able to go out and socialise so often, and to have personalities that are often described as ‘go-getters’ or ‘bright sparks’. That’s amazing. But it’s not me. I spend a lot of time either alone or [...]

Be Kind to Yourself

July 30th, 2014

“To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” ee cummings   When was the last time you looked in the mirror and thought, “I look great; I am [...]

Why do you wear makeup?

July 29th, 2014

Have you every wondered about the reason why you wear makeup? Was it your idea? Or did a well-meaning parent or sibling take you aside one day and press a bottle of foundation into your hands? The reason I’m asking this is because our society conditions girls to think that they need to wear makeup [...]

What I would say to High-School-Me

July 24th, 2014

Inspired by the blog DearHolly, our blogger Beth writes to her High-School-Me — I don’t really like the idea of regrets – so I feel like either you do something or you don’t. Having said that, though, I think there are quite a few people who would like to go back and talk to themselves [...]

DearHolly If I could talk to my 13 year old self…

July 11th, 2014

We are very pleased to have a guest blog post by Jessica Barlow of the DearHolly Project -   -   – How many times have you wished that you could hit rewind and try everything all over again? If you’re anything like me, I’m willing to bet that the number in your head is spiraling into [...]

On Self-Love and Beauty

December 23rd, 2013

I realised something pretty interesting today. I was watching an inspiring video over on YouTube by a favourite vlogger called Ashley (watch it above – about 6 mins, you will enjoy and also learn how to do a cool ponytail ‘thingie’),  and she was talking about how beauty is perceived and how nobody has that [...]

Biting Back

November 6th, 2013

My name is Elia; I’m a 23 year old singer-songwriter from Sydney. I am running a campaign called Unbreakable to raise awareness and funds for the treatment of Eating Disorders. Unbreakable is about the strength and resilience you have within yourself to get through an Eating Disorder. Six years ago I was in hospital being [...]

Make-Up Madness

July 22nd, 2013

I think I am safe to say that I am among millions of girls, even women, who wear make up on a daily basis…correct? The list of makeup products available on our shelves today is almost endless! You have foundation, powder, mascara, eye shadow, bronzer, lipstick, lip liner, eyeliner, blush, primer, concealer, brow gel and [...]

To get inked or not?

January 22nd, 2013

If people knew me they would think I was very hypocritical to debate about tattoos, I have a few but I have friends who have a lot more, we love our ink and do not regret any of them just like all the websites and facebook sites say, or do we? Two of my friends [...]

Ways to pull yourself out of a slump!

December 7th, 2012

To bring yourself up when feeling down is much easier said than done. However, it is vital to your health and happiness that you do. Feeling sad, bored, and blah about life accomplishes nothing and makes you miserable in the process. It is a waste of your precious life! I too have been stuck in [...]

What defines beauty?

December 6th, 2012

It’s a word we use almost every day to compare ourselves to others, judge others and to make a choice over which product to try based on its better-looking packaging. However, not one of us knows exactly what “beauty” or “being beautiful” is. Why then do we aim to be something we do not know? [...]

Do I look fat in this?

December 3rd, 2012

As part of the Butterfly Foundation’s – Fat Talk Free Week, a week to encouraging us all to shut down Fat Talk. Don’t let it become normal, we have a range of posts written by young people about creating a positive self body image. – – – – – – – - One of the [...]

You are not your body

September 4th, 2012

In this blog, Xin take a look at how we perceive and value our bodies, and who the real us is. What’s more important: who you are, or the way people see you? What do you value more: a healthy body that doesn’t look particularly “attractive”, or an “attractive” body that’s quite unhealthy? Although the [...]

Body Image Awareness Week

September 3rd, 2012

This week is Body image Image and Eating Disorders Awareness week – something we are very passionate about at TINO.The following information is from the Body Image section of the gov site. You can also check out heaps of factsheets and videos in our very own body image and eating disorders topic pages. Body image [...]

Dressing up my mood

March 26th, 2012

  OK,  so this blog comes from me, who no one could describe as a fashion queen, not even a princess, not sure I even get in the castle. I don’t really enjoy shopping, I just wish my wardrobe would re populate itself, you know my favourite top smooches with my second favourite top and [...]

Eating Disorders – You Are Not Alone

June 13th, 2011

An eating disorder is a serious mental illness that involves preoccupation with control over one’s body weight, shape, eating and exercising. It can be a way of dealing with underlying unresolved emotional and psychological issues. An eating disorder is not a lifestyle choice. The incidence of eating disorders affects 2-3% of the Australian population, a [...]

25 Bloody Candles!

February 14th, 2011

In a few days it will be my Birthday. I will be…25. For most, if not all (I am sure I felt the same when I was three, just nobody took any notice) I have hated my birthday. I viewed each passing year as if in mourning. I would blow out the ever increasing candles [...]

Body Image in the Media

September 2nd, 2010

So how do we learn about body image? It is fair to say that the media plays a big part in this for many of us – fashion, magazines, TV, movies, internet all influence and create ideals of what a body should look like and often leads to us comparing ourselves to what we see [...]

Hep C – Why should you know about it? There are more reasons than you may realise…

May 18th, 2010

Our guest blogger this week is Carolyn from the Tasmanian AIDs and Hepatitis Council in Hobart, as the Hepatitis C Program Coordinator. Carolyn’s job involves educating people about hepatitis C, mostly about how to not get it. Carolyn believes it is a job she will probably have for a long time because not many people [...]