Blog Posts - Julie Parker



'Kidspot's Top 50 Blog Your Way To Dunk Island'

As a little girl growing up on a farm I would often dream of holidays by the beach. The sun would shine all day long. I would drink icy Fanta until it bubbled up my nose. I would see dolphins playing while I was swimming. We would stay in a beautiful...
by Beautiful You on Aug 19, 2010

Beautiful New Horizons

There are lots of exciting new things happening in my life right now.  I feel challenged, inspired, and very, very busy.  A new chapter is beginning.After many years working for The Butterfly Foundation, I am leaving there at the end o...
by Beautiful You on May 7, 2010

A Letter To My Love Handles

Dear Love Handles,We have been together a long time now.  Nearly all my life, apart from that time when I was a bit on the skinny side and you went AWOL.  Your back now and while I know we have our good days and not so good days, I apprecia...
by Beautiful You on Feb 15, 2010

Me, Myself and I

I recently asked on Beautiful You's Facebook Fan Page if there was anything someone wanted me to post about.  Much to my surprise a commenter asked me to write a post about myself.  Eeek!  When I first started writing this post it was...
by Beautiful You on Feb 11, 2010

Beautiful You Interview

I was thrilled to recently be interviewed by Margarita Tartakovsky from Weightless about my work in the body image and eating disorder field.  What a lovely opportunity!  Thanks Margarita. You can find the interview here ...
by Beautiful You on Dec 28, 2009

Undressable Folks

Australian fashion designer Bettina Liano has a new line called 'Curvy' producing her jeans for the first time up to size 16. The campaign is being fronted by young model Tahnee Atkinson who became the (to my mind faux) poster girl for 'curvy' after...
by Beautiful You on Nov 30, 2009

Stylish Swapping with Sportsgirl

As a little girl my Mum used to dress my sister and I in hand me down and second hand clothes ALL the time.  She was a single parent and I now appreciate this was done out of financial necessity but boy, did I  hate it.  I desperately...
by Beautiful You on Nov 18, 2009

'Beautiful You' Blog Makeover

Hey Beautiful You!If you are a return visitor or regular reader of Beautiful You you will have noticed my blog has undergone quite a radical makeover.  It's been something I have wanted to do since starting Beautiful You back in June this year,...
by Beautiful You on Nov 14, 2009

A Beautiful Foundation and Brunch

All my regular readers of Beautiful You will know that I am very passionate about body image and eating disorder issues.  They are at the forefront of my world nearly every day, so it's nice occasionally to think about other causes as well, whic...
by Beautiful You on Oct 30, 2009

Australia's Proposed National Strategy on Body Image

It has been a big, no make that VERY big couple of days in 'Beautiful You' world.  I experienced a personal and professional high yesterday when I attended the official handing over of Australia's proposed National Strategy on Body Image at Parl...
by Beautiful You on Oct 27, 2009

Julie, Julie and Julia

I saw 'Julie and Julia' at the movies tonight and simply loved it.  What's not to love really?  Paris.  New York.  Blogging.  Writing.  Love.  Marriage.  Friendship.  Inspiration.  They...
by Beautiful You on Oct 16, 2009

Fun, Fearless Women

I distinctly remember the first time I met Danni Watts. She bounded into my office with an energy & enthusiasm that was so infectious, I virtually hired her on the spot. She shared that she had recovered from an eating disorder & was now in a...
by Beautiful You on Oct 2, 2009


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