hockles How fricking cool is this #lushbathbomb If I had enough ££ I would buy one of these for all the glorious cosmic women in my life!! It's like your own personal piece of bath art. It's called #theexperimenter #joy 1w

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hockles Hello Spray Tan my old friend, it's time you turned me orange again. #spraytan #mystictan #paleskinproblems #ismelllikebiscuits #honestbeauty 1w

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hockles Some #SundaySoul for you
I have just finished listening to
#TheBeautyMyth by #NaomiWolf.
12 chapters & 13hr 24mins of gritty wisdom worth listening to (I used my free #audible credit). In a nutshell it explores and tears down the MULTI BILLION POUND beauty industry and MULTI BILLION POUND diet industry & shakes you until you wake up & realise you are part of it. Here's my #veryhonest experience of this... I wear tan on my skin because I have been TAUGHT by magazines and images that tanned skin is more desirable than my natural fair skin. I use a whitening toothpaste because I have been TAUGHT by magazines, images, TV shows and celebrities that white teeth are more desirable than natural coloured teeth. I call having an occassional piece of cake a TREAT because I have been TAUGHT by the multi billion pound diet industry that because I am a woman, my body is everything and it's my duty to keep as slim as possible to be heard. I've been on juice diets, had colonic irritations, taken #bootea (let's not be naive ladies), drank shakes & starved myself all because I thought that by being thinner I would be more desirable. I have been struck with salmonella disease twice, I lost a stone in 10 days and was skin and bone yet when I went back to work I was told I looked amazing because I was so thin. What does it say about the images we are bombarded with when the best I've felt about my body is when I nearly died from salmonella? WTF. After interviewing 200+ women over the past year about their bodies for @mightyhearttheatre 's show 'When I Feel Like Crap I Google Kim Kardashian Fat' I have learned that us women are feeling overwhelmed and "constantly bombarded" with how we are expected to look. How are we supposed to love ourselves and our own bodies if we are never exposed to honest bodies in our culture? If everything is airbrushed how will little girls ever grasp what an honest body looks like? This is only my experience. Maybe we are not supposed to love ourselves because if women loved their bodies and felt comfortable in their own skin the multi billion pound beauty industry and multi billion pound diet industry would surely collapse?
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  •   meganmegamegme Ps can I share your thoughts (credited of course) on the girl gang insta? Xx 2w
  •   hockles It's a tough read/listen isn't it @meganmegamegme! Took me 6 weeks to get through it but so glad I did! Course you can share xxxx 2w
  •   samanthaedwards1986 Love you too @hockles #creativewife I feel like this is a good time for me to read this book...I need to reconnect with the fight and remind myself of all of this! 2w
  •   fashionadjacent Very cool! 2w

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hockles Happy Birthday #williamshakespeare (also the day he died in 1616). This has been my favourite #shakespearequote for years & I still strive to "thine own self be true". Hamlet, Act 1 Scene 3, spoken by Polonious to Laertes #shakespeare400 #shakespeare400thanniversary 2w

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hockles Y I P E E over 30 stories gathered today from the people of #Manchester as part of #oncorporationstreet theatre project for @homemcr. We're modern day story detectives finding ourselves in old boozers, on roof gardens, in train stations, parks, art centres, libraries & cafés. #lovethisjob #manchestersunshine 2w

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hockles Day 4: 'On Corporation St' storycollection for @homemcr.
#theatre #verbatim #manchesterstories
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hockles Glowy Manchester. 2w

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hockles Currently back home in #manchester where I grew up & where me & my bro really loved wearing tartan! #waybackwednesday #trendsetters #siblingcoordination #gottalovethe90s 2w

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hockles H U R R A H when your job is totally dependent on people trusting you to share their very personal stories.. K I N D N E S S is E V E R Y T H A N G #bekind #artist #makeartnotwar #manchester 2w

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hockles I first met this little dumpling when she was 6 months old. Now we put the world to rights & talk about gender fluidity, feminism and mental health. She's a world changer 🌍 4w

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hockles / P R I O R I T I E S / #cheekynandos 1mon

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hockles My first day off in W E E K S #headspace #suffolk #walking #iken #favourite 1mon

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hockles Feelin' all #victorianchic today in my ensemble. #VotesForWomen 1mon

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hockles Perfect day with Lulabelle Bear Isn't the human body magnificent? Watching one of my besties feed her daughter. Pure love. In awe. Women amaze me! 1mon

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  •   rvr86 What a sensational piece of bling on your neck @hockles xx 1mon
  •   hockles You will always be my number #1 Jewish lesbian @rvr86 xx 1mon

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hockles A fascinating book disecting our obsession with the #perfectbody. Makes for an ugly truth #thebeautymyth #audiobook #selfesteem #feminist #bodyimage #billiondollardietindustry 2mon

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