About Life on the Plus Side

Life on the Plus Side was created to be an all-inclusive space where people of all backgrounds, races, genders, sizes, sexual orientations, religions and more, can come together and share in one another’s experiences in order to grow as a community.

There are four main categories on Life on the Plus Side. These are:

The lifestyle page contains content which includes everything from size-inclusive beauty and fashion; love, sex and relationships; travel blogs; work, student and family life.

Mental Health and Wellbeing
These posts aim to put mental health in the spotlight, and tackle the stigma surrounding mental illness. Posts in this section will include discussions and contributor articles on different types of mental health; self-care tips and advice; creative expression depicting topics surrounding mental health. A list of community links are available if you are in need of help and advice*, and information about the #nothingtohidecampaign can also be found here.

Spirituality and Self-Development
Posts in this section are all about spiritual growth and self-development, covering a range of topics including: types of holistic therapies; spiritual practices and healing modalities; self-care, therapeutic practices and emotional healing techniques; and more.

Creativity and Self-Expression
From poetry, prose and creative writing, to photography, art and design, if you’re looking for an outlet for creative expression, you’ll find it in this section of the site.

Behind Life on the Plus Side

A photo of Jade Elouise. She is stood in the street, wearing a blue and white tartan knee length t-shirt dress.

My name is Jade Elouise, and I am the creator of Life on the Plus Side. A few things you should know about me: I’m a fat, mixed race, bisexual student who experiences chronic and mental illness. My biggest loves are promoting body positivity and inclusivity for all individuals, advocating for mental health awareness, and embracing self-expression in all forms!

As a society I feel that we aren’t in touch with each other’s experiences nearly as much as we could be, and these barriers between us create misunderstandings and miscommunications which could be so easily avoided just by becoming better allies to one another.

I created this site to be a space where people can go when in need of advice, and when they want to connect with the world and feel a sense of community. I want this to be a safe space for all to share their stories if they wish, so if you feel as though there is anything missing from the blog that you’d love to see, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Want to contribute?

We’re always looking for new contributors. If you would like to submit any writing or creative work to be featured on the site, please do Get in Touch.

*If you have any recommendations of services we could add to our Community Links page, please email them to us so that we can create a great source of information for everyone to use.