About a month ago I was lucky enough to snuggle up on the couch with Gok Wan. Ok, so maybe we didn’t snuggle (after all I’m not really his type) but we did turn a 15 minute interview into almost an hour long chat-fest… and we were sitting on the couch together.
Gok was kind enough to give me a signed copy of his book “Through Thick and Thin” to give away to a very lucky Danimezza reader. All I asked you to do to go in the draw was to be kind to yourself and blog about your favourite body part.
To be honest I was quite disappointed by how small the number of entrants were. I thought the competition was quite easy and would make brilliant content for your blogs. I thought it would be a nice self esteem exercise, to remind yourself that you’re beautiful and amazing. I thought that the resulting positive comments for your readers would boost you up like I know mine does. I thought wrong.
When I was speaking with Gok he described it as a constant up hill struggle, that what we were both trying to achieve was going against years of brainwashing, of self hatred. We just had to keep on going, reaching out to everyone but realising the message may only sink in for one. I don’t have multiple TV shows and I definitely don’t have the kind of reach that Gok has but I do have a little blog which helped me personally so why not use it to try and inspire others.
It took a lot longer for me to decide who should win the prize than I thought it would. All the posts were so beautiful and real, I wish I had a book for every single one of you. In the end a decision had to be made and the winner is: FAMILY NEMO. Thank you to everyone who entered, continue to be proud of who you are x