Hi, I’m Kim!
I’m a mum, Australian dietitian (APD) based in California USA, and a body image PhD graduate researcher at Monash University, Australia. And I like to draw.
This blog is a collection of my work aimed to support body image. It includes a weekly newsletter (The BOPO Beat) sharing news and goings-on in body image, inspirational body affirming doodles called Daily Function, and I write a daily blog with body image insights as I progress in my PhD research.
I believe that positive body image is less about feeling positive about how our body looks aesthetically, and more about appreciating how it supports us (or tries to) in life. That our bodies aren’t perfect and they may let us down from time to time. But in celebrating our body as innately human with flaws, imperfections but unique personalities I believe we can begin to appreciate the body we have for amazing things it can do again.
A little 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 (yikes)
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)
Shy mixed with some introvert.
Hardworking (a recovering multi-tasker).
Lover of bohemian interiors and lots of indoor plants.
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)
Keep in touch?
If you’re enjoying my work (I hope you are). There are a few ways to keep in touch. I repost my body doodles and affirmations on Instagram. I post body image news and discussion to twitter and via my newsletter The BOPO Beat. I also save on lots of quotes, poems, and journal inspiration on Pinterest.
Or send me an email, It would be great to hear from you and your body image journey.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy this website.