- Stop using the “o” words to describe fat people. The O words “obese” and “overweight” are clinical terms that reinforce the idea that human bodies should all fall into a narrow range of weight in order to be considered healthy. This is problematic on many levels.
Gemma Ward opening Prada Spring/Summer 2015
Rumors of Gemma Ward’s comeback have been swirling ever since she signed with IMG Australia in January of last year. Despite receiving a showcard for Australian fashion week that spring, the model was a no-show, and hopes of a return slowly died down again. However, no one could have predicted that the supermodel would obliterate expectations by showing up in Milan and opening Prada’s spring/summer 2015 show.
Vogue Australia spoke exclusively to the Gemma on the eve of her return to the spotlight on how it feels being back. “Very different,” she told Zara Wong.
This is the first time Gemma has been back on the runway since 2008, and her first modelling appearance since the birth of her daughter Naia this past December. She says motherhood has improved her confidence. “I do feel a lot more confident in myself as a mother,” she said. “I felt ready to explore working again, I felt this is still a delicate time in Naia’s life, she’s still young but I felt ready and the opportunity came at the right time.”
And don’t expect Gemma to shy away from the spotlight again. IMG tweeted, “Don’t call it a comeback @Gem_Ward is here to stay!”
The model says she is now open to all kinds of work in the future. “Yes. Overseas. Here. Both. All. Any option. I think I’ll take the opportunities as they come- just celebrate it.”
Soo happy I’ve been waiting for her to come back for far too long.
Anonymous asked: Why did you stop eating "clean"?
Because avoiding “unhealthy” foods at any costs isn’t good for your mental health, and since mental health and physical health or usually directly linked, being a “health freak” can actually make you unhealthy.
People who suffer from orthorexia can actually often suffer from many nutrient deficiencies, and/or become underweight because of their fear of eating things that aren’t “clean foods”.
If my friends served fruit salad to snack on during a movie night, I’d happily dig in, but since it’s usually popcorn and crisps, I’ll just as happily eat those; just like most healthy-minded and healthy-bodied people do. :)
You shouldn’t be scared of food! And if you are, then you need to get help to recover from that fear. xx
My fav plant
The New World Shopping Mall has been abandoned since 1999. It shut its doors after being condemned by local regulators. A few years later a massive fire destroyed the structure’s roof. Not long after that monsoon rains flooded the lower floors.
As a way to combat the spread of mosquitoes and other insects breeding in the stagnant water, locals introduced koi and catfish to the former mall. Not only did the fish take care of the pest problem, they’ve thrived. It is now one of the world’s largest urban ponds.