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#tbt to #lockdown1 in the Summer when I was sitting in my sunny garden finishing the final edit of my

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in the Summer when I was sitting in my sunny garden finishing the final edit of my debut novel :
Secrets in the Dark - now available on Amazon on kindle and paperback.
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If you fancy an escapist read then you may enjoy my book which will transport you back to the Chelsea in - then the epicentre for and unlikely friendships. Where it's now cool for posh privileged girls to mix outside their social circles. 
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When two such teenagers meet and form a close and sisterly bond, their worlds are unexpectedly and suddenly torn apart  as they each suffer personal traumas. Needing to escape London to hide their shameful secrets, they embark upon individual rollercoaster journeys of extreme highs and lows that take them to and the - where are sex is a commodity drugs are a way of life and a life optional.
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"Would you tell your best friend your darkest secret of it could change your life?"
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If you enjoy it - please do let me know and I would be even more thrilled if you can also then spread the word.

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If you fancy an escapist read then you may enjoy my book which will transport you back to the Chelsea in – then the epicentre for and unlikely friendships. Where it’s now cool for posh privileged girls to mix outside their social circles.
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When two such teenagers meet and form a close and sisterly bond, their worlds are unexpectedly and suddenly torn apart as they each suffer personal traumas. Needing to escape London to hide their shameful secrets, they embark upon individual rollercoaster journeys of extreme highs and lows that take them to and the – where are sex is a commodity drugs are a way of life and a life optional.
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“Would you tell your best friend your darkest secret of it could change your life?”
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If you enjoy it – please do let me know and I would be even more thrilled if you can also then spread the word.

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BBC Radio London with Salma and Lionheart

BBC Radio London with Salma and Lionheart.
22.30pm Thursday night.
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Chatting about how the perceptions of the perfect body and young women's positive body image has been dramatically and adversely affected with the advent of social media, especially over the last 10 years. . 
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Back in the day - in the 1970s, the decade in which my novel "Secrets in the Dark" is set - young women would have scrutinised their bodyshapes in the mirror, wishing they could have been slimmer, taller or even bigger breasted - looking more like their favourite model or pop star - and addressed their issues with a dramatic diet or some slimming pills. 

They never had the pressure of negative online peer judgement and the skewed perceptions of online reality versus real life,  causing comparison anxiety, unrealistic ideals of perfection and mental health issues. 



@bbcradiolondon
@palamedespr



@salmaandlionheart

22.30pm Thursday night.
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Chatting about how the perceptions of the perfect body and young women’s positive body image has been dramatically and adversely affected with the advent of social media, especially over the last 10 years. .
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Back in the day – in the 1970s, the decade in which my novel “Secrets in the Dark” is set – young women would have scrutinised their bodyshapes in the mirror, wishing they could have been slimmer, taller or even bigger breasted – looking more like their favourite model or pop star – and addressed their issues with a dramatic diet or some slimming pills.

They never had the pressure of negative online peer judgement and the skewed perceptions of online reality versus real life, causing comparison anxiety, unrealistic ideals of perfection and mental health issues.

@bbcradiolondon
@palamedespr

@salmaandlionheart

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#tbt How strange it seems now that being in the middle of a crowd in a field at an IoW music festival was the normal

Our new normal changes daily.

We have to be positive and live in the moment – not looking further ahead than tomorrow, creating our new normal with at least one planned activity a day to look forward to – apart from your one daily walk/exercise outdoors.

You could make time to:
Phone or video chat to someone living on their own.
Make a cake – however bad.
Try an online fitness class.
Have a dance in the kitchen
Get dressed
or just do a meditation.
It gives a purpose and structure to the day.and helps your mental wellness.
Stay safe and well

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#tb to 1986 when I was styling Ringo Starr on location in the Bahamas ( that’s me on the right with the permed hair and cowboy shirt)

to 1986 when I was styling Ringo Starr on location in the Bahamas ( that's me on the right with the permed hair and cowboy shirt). I was also pregnant with my 2nd child. .
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I was also pregnant with my 2nd child. .
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Christmas outfit no 3

Christmas outfit no 3.
Tbt 1970s.
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Christmas party time- back in the day.
I still have the "Wild Thing" applique and rhinestone  t-shirt. I think it was from City Lights Studio. .
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Tbt 1970s.
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Christmas party time- back in the day.
I still have the “Wild Thing” applique and rhinestone t-shirt. I think it was from City Lights Studio. .
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Tbt

Tbt.
1970s.
In my 20s.
Appreciate each year of your life at the time.
When you look back you will wonder why you didn't....
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1970s.
In my 20s.
Appreciate each year of your life at the time.
When you look back you will wonder why you didn’t….
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Tbt to when I was probably around 15 or 16 years old

Tbt to when I was probably around 15 or 16 years old.
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When there was no social media, comparison anxiety, face-tune, filters, body-shaming, body-image worries or a need to feel compelled to look a certain way, to be a certain size or body shape.
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We all wanted to look our best and wear the latest fashions. .
We didn't eat fast food as it didn't really exist yet, or snack continuously throughout the day. .
So weight issues were less than nowadays as we ate a healthier and less processed diet. .
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When there was no social media, comparison anxiety, face-tune, filters, body-shaming, body-image worries or a need to feel compelled to look a certain way, to be a certain size or body shape.
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We all wanted to look our best and wear the latest fashions. .
We didn’t eat fast food as it didn’t really exist yet, or snack continuously throughout the day. .
So weight issues were less than nowadays as we ate a healthier and less processed diet. .
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