Hi, I’m Kim!
I’m a mum, Australian dietitian (APD) living in California USA. I research about body image as part of my PhD at Monash University, Australia. And I love to draw.
Appreciating how our body tries to support us in life is important to our body image. Our bodies aren’t perfect and they may let us down from time-to-time. But by celebrating their human qualities, and imperfections we can begin to appreciate the body we have for amazing things it can do.
My mission through this site is to inspire you to treat yourself with more self-compassion, appreciate how your body functions to support you and to protect your body from outside influences that can hurt your body image.
This web site shares all of my work dedicated to body appreciation. There’s a weekly newsletter (The BOPO Beat), fun doodles about body parts called Daily Function, and a daily journal that I write every night.
Let’s keep in touch?
If you’d like to keep in touch and get a little bit of daily inspiration there are a few ways you can.
I write a daily journal about body appreciation.
Follow me on Twitter, where I post news and latest research.
And I’ve just opened a small Etsy store with a collection of handmade body appreciating items.
Lastly, send me an email anytime.
I want to finish off with that when it comes to body image, we all have days when we don’t love our body. Bad body image days will come and they will go, but how we manage them, determines how long they say.
Here’s more about me and my background:
Wantirna High School.
Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design – RMIT University
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) – Monash University
Doctor of Philosophy (in progress) – aimed completion date 2021
Dietitians Association of Australia – Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
Monash University, Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food – PhD Candidate
Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) – Victorian Branch Executive Student Award (2015)
American Society for Nutrition – Emerging Leaders Poster Competition (Nutrition Translation) (2018)
Hardworking (a recovering multi-tasker).
Lover of bohemian interiors and lots of indoor plants.
And I like to draw.
Impact of social media engagement or image-related exposure on body image and eating behavior in healthy young adults: a systematic review. (Oral and Poster Presentation)
Nutrition 2018 – American Society for Nutrition (Boston, June 9-12)