Tia Duffy holds a Bachelor of Philosophy/Psychology and Theology from Dublin City Univeristy with a post graduate diploma in Education. She continues her Post graduate studies in Social Sciences in Queens University. A spokesperson on body image she provides advice on mental health, self care, body image, education, fashion and media.
I recall periods in my childhood when the word therapy and therapist began floating in and out of my vocabulary. For whatever reason, growing up in Ireland therapy/counselling/psychotherapy were only...
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the prestigious Escape the Runway Event which celebrated Canadian Fashion in all its glory show casting collections from award winning and notable designers from across the country.
I have met hundreds of models throughout my time working in the fashion industry but there are specific people that stood out to me over the years. Some I have had the pleasure to meet and work with and others I have admired from a distance. It is hard to thrive in an industry that is so competitive and cut throat.
I've been modelling a little over a decade now and working in Education. I've constantly felt the need to investigate Body Image because I know how much it affects young men and women and I also know...
Recently in an editors' letter, British Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman said Ashley Grahams cover shoot for the magazine was a "fairly last-minute affair" and many brands "flatly refused" to lend or make clothes for the model that was outside of the regular sample size.
Have you ever stopped to wonder what the relationship is between your mind and body? We read so much about it but actually taking the time to sit in silence with a pen and paper may be a once in a lifetime experience for some, most wont ever do it at all. Reflecting psychologically on your body can positively change your friendships, relationships and even your career.
Body positive campaigns are essential for progression within the fashion community and media. Why? Because they remind us to love our bodies. They remind us the "perfect body" is a hoax. Having been exposed to the harsh realities of the media and modelling from a young age, I think it is imperative to influence teenagers/women/men to love their bodies as they are without changing them.