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Body Confidence

Body Image and the Airbrush

Stephanie Faubion | Posted 02.24.2015 | Women
Stephanie Faubion

In the U.S., women are held to a thin-ideal or an ideal of body perfection. Not only are women encouraged to be thin, but they have to be thin with curves (i.e., control your weight and change your body structure too!!). Women are bombarded by messages of this perfect and thin-ideal.

10 Reasons To Love Your Thighs Exactly The Way They Are

Bustle | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women

You deserve love. Your thighs, big or small, deserve love. Unless you're a cold-blooded murderer or torturer of kittens. If either of those are the case, please carry on with self-loathing.

10 Ways To Stop Obsessing About Our Bodies

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 02.10.2015 | Women
Heather Sample Spires

We all tell ourselves in some way, probably every day, that we are lacking, or sometimes even just bad: Our bellies are squishy and fat, our legs look...

5 Ways to Start Your Morning With Confidence and Style

Crystal Cave | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Crystal Cave

Inspired at how my daily routine that has increased the productivity of my clients' and myself, I've put together five ways to help you start your morning with style and confidence everyday.

A Journey Into Feminism

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

I had some knowledge of feminism, but I don't think I'd ever come into contact with a woman who identified as a feminist before. To be honest, the first time I was actually exposed to feminism on the internet is what made me rethink the notion all together.

The Body Is A Poem

Loren Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
Loren Kleinman

I take solace in the light on my face. I take solace in the light on my skin, on the fat that creases and bulges. I love my body.

#NoFilter: Why Confidence Is the New Black

Unwritten | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women

Girls should be confident in themselves, upload pictures of themselves without any edits or modifications feeling comfortable doing so, and not compare their bodies to others. Love your body for what it is, because I bet it's pretty awesome.

I'm Not Pregnant. It's Just My Belly

Brittany Policastro | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

As we continue to integrate in a world that so often tells us how to feel, how to look, and has a very precise definition of beauty, it is so important for each one of us to check in and see if we agree with these standards. It is time for us to create our own standards. For me, this begins with speaking our truth, loving our bodies and rocking our bellies.

When This Girl Was Bullied Over Her Prom Dress, Her Entire Community Stood Up For Her

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.14.2015 | Teen

Last year, 18-year-old Kristen Layne found the perfect dress for her junior prom at White House High School in Tennessee. But when Kristen put the dre...

Why You Should Learn To #LoveTheMirror

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.09.2015 | Women

Is "love the mirror" on your list of things to accomplish in 2015? It should be. A new photo campaign, developed by blogger and activist Jes Baker...

Gifts To Remind Your Loved Ones That They Are Awesome

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Style

Instances of body love and acceptance played a pretty large role in the fashion world in 2014. From more and more curvy girls finding success in the ...

Why Thinking You're Ugly Is Bad for You And Everyone

Hope Freedman | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Hope Freedman

With decades of gender equality initiatives and the widespread groundswell for women's empowerment, is this what we really want for our next generation of women?

Are You Stuck in This Trap?

Jen Picicci | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Jen Picicci

If reading women's magazines always makes you feel like you have to go on a diet, take a break from them. If a particular person's Facebook feed is making you feel out of shape and depressed, unfriend them or stop reading their stuff.

One Easy Tip That Can Transform Your Body Image

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

When a friend recently posted a Facebook status about Ashley Burnett, a part of me freaked out. Sometimes it's sort of disconcerting when people show ...

Bringing Body Love Into Dance Class: A New Way of Teaching

Amanda Trusty | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Amanda Trusty

Stand up straight. Pull your belly button in and up. Your stomach is sticking out. Pull it in. Don't be lazy. Suck it in. Tuck your booty under. Pull up. Chin high. Belly in. Squeeze the tushy.

I'm A Fat Girl Who Wears Revealing Clothes. Deal With It.

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Because fat girls aren't supposed to take pleasure in our bodies or even consider showing other people what they look like, there is a lot of sh*t that can hit the fan. Mostly caused by other people not knowing how to handle someone as sexy as me owning it.

This Instagram Account Wants To Celebrate Your Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.14.2014 | Women

A new Instagram account, @LoveYourLines, is beautifully celebrating women's stretch marks. The account was started by two East Coast moms, who ask...

Yagana Shah

This Is The Age Where You Feel Sexiest | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Turns out, getting older isn't all about hiding your grays and removing wrinkles. No, old age is actually a time when your body confidence will thrive...

What To Say To Yourself When You're In A Slump, From Jessica Ortner (VIDEO)

Posted 06.16.2014 | MarloThomas

Great power comes from effectively identifying and releasing stress. Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidenc...

Why Tapping Helps With Weight Loss, From Jessica Ortner (VIDEO)

Posted 06.16.2014 | MarloThomas

Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence, has discovered that her technique for coping with stress also has ...

Be Youtiful

Sara Jane Baker | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Sara Jane Baker

Step outside and do something that makes you feel good. There are many ways we can explore our beautiful side, sometimes it just means us reminding ourselves of the things that make us unique.

Walking While Fat and Female

Courtney Meaker | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Courtney Meaker

Being a woman (cis, trans or otherwise) means that you grow accustomed to men and sometimes women commenting about your body on a regular basis without provocation.

The Beauty We Forgot to Pass Down to Our Daughters

TueNight | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living

I wish I could go back and comfort young Mom and young me. Tell them how beautiful they were. Find a lovely feature they could focus on and be happy with. Play them some Christina Aguilera and some Pink. Nurture whatever was missing in their little hearts that prevented them from seeing the beauty everyone else saw. But because I can't, I have to just decide to believe it now.

Mindy Kaling: 'I Don't Want To Be Skinny'

Posted 03.27.2014 | Women

Reason #4156 why Mindy Kaling needs to be our best friend? Her amazing body confidence. In an interview with Vogue released this week, the writer,...

Looking At These Things Will Help You Love Your Body More

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women

In an ideal world, body hatred would be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, in the real world, it's very much present. Women spend an estimated 33...