631: The Small Moments With Michelle Elman

Michelle Elman is a five-board accredited Body Confidence Coach and an award-winning body positive activist. She is most The Small Moments With Michelle Elmanknown for her campaign Scarred Not Scared and the active presence within the body positive community with over 190k followers across her two Instagram accounts (@ScarredNotScared and @BodyPositiveMemes). She has appeared on Sky News, Channel 5 News, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 5 Live, LBC sharing her expert opinion on body confidence, as well as radio worldwide from Hong Kong to Los Angeles to Ireland. Her TedX talk “Have You Hated Your Body Enough Today?” has been viewed over 35,000 times and her debut book “Am I Ugly?” has just been released.

Michelle shares how looking back into the small moments in her life helped gain the confidence she has today.  She shares her tips that can help you in your journey to self confidence.


Michelle Elman is a body confidence coach and the author of “Am I Ugly?”

Cultural Background

Michelle is of Chinese and British descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Confidence is a muscle that we practice and we build on.

Confidence is a muscle that we practice and we build on.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is believing in yourself even if nobody else does.  It’s also being kinder to yourself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Michelle wanted to fit and be normal like everyone else especially with the medical conditions she has.

The “AHA” Moment

Michelle always looked back at the small moments in her life that helped her build her confidence that she has today.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Even if things go badly, Michelle has ultimate faith that everything happens for a reason and sees it in a positive way.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Do not believe all your thoughts or the thoughts of others.

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