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BY CHARMAINE SOLJAK - DAY ANNOUNCER,
THE HITS NORTHLAND

Winter is getting her groove on. Wardrobe change over is happening, sandals to boots, skin to tights. I love changing looks and styles and its so kind of Winter to prompt us to do that. The last couple of weeks saw the start of Survivor NZ which got me hanging out with our local contestant and pretty pin-up-star Hannah Gough. What an extraordinary woman and personality. Hannah owns her look and her body image.

I L O V E that! I grew up in Wainuiomata/Wellington. I remember my mum’s disco gowns, the hair, nails, makeup and hair-rollers. Gosh she was just beautiful to watch. She would go out and pull on her fur coat. I’m not sure what dad was wearing. Its a significant memory because now I own 6 fur coats... just like mum’s. She wasn’t a little skinny woman my mum. She was all curves and toward the end of her life quite big but never worried about it. I landed in radio at 17 years old, pop culture was massive and the look had to be “on”.

I’ve wondered about how I looked ever since then and am better at owning my body image now. I took my 13 year old daughter to a bloggers conference in Auckland last weekend and the biggest message from the presenter was “Women be Kinder to other women”, “Girls be kinder to other girls”, stop hating on ourselves and each other. She was inspiring and confident and so powerful it was wonderful seeing someone like her connecting with teen girls. Lilly’s book is on shelves now, “How to be a Bawse” by Lilly Singh. Follow her on instagram: @iisuperwomanii, she’s BFFs with Selena Gomez FYI. Own your look, your body, be kind and if you get the chance to buy a fur coat or three, they’re fabulous for winter!

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