"I did a photoshoot with the amazing Mermaid In England and a group of women I'd never met before. It was exhilarating, liberating, emotional, empowering and above all FUN! I was a lot bigger than a lot of the women there and they made me feel like a Goddess in a totally accepting and non patronising way. I have had a really tough couple of years and have the scars to show it but I am not ashamed. I may not have a "perfect" body but by God its coped with some pretty major stuff- let alone the Crohns stuff, the Sepsis, the surgery- its carried 4 humans and expelled them and fed them and today I feel proud. I may not look perfect, or even attractive, but its the only body Ive got and its done pretty good so far..."