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Body Confidence

7 Ways To Love Your Body Exactly How It Is Right Now

RaVal Davis | Posted 07.31.2015 | Style
RaVal Davis

It's okay to take an "it is what it is" approach to the parts of your body that you're not so happy with. Send that part of your body lots of love. Tell that part of your body you love her because she is you and you're pretty awesome.

Orange Is The New Black Star Danielle Brooks Says Eff Your Beauty Standards With Sports Bra Selfie

RaVal Davis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
RaVal Davis

Sports bra selfie anyone? Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks just said eff your beauty standards with a flawless sports bra selfie on inst...

Be Uniquely You

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.30.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Whether you're using fashion as a mechanism to do this or not, find a way to tap into what it uniquely great about yourself today, and share it with world!

How to Stop Hating Sunday Nights

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.24.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

If you spend Sunday nights with your stomach in knots and your mind racing about all the possible, terrible things that might happen to you in the week ahead, chances are that there's an area of your life that you're unhappy with.

No, I'm Not Going To Hide My Tampon From You

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Madeline Wahl

There's no shame in being a woman and there's definitely no shame in being a woman who has a period. There's also no shame in being a woman who wants to have sex while on her period.

Stripping Down to What's Real

Mel Sellick | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

There's been a promising trend online and in advertisements towards loving the skin we're in. From the just released MAKERS series #YourBodyRules, f...

Why I Model

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.17.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Confession: I'm not in this for the clothes. Or the pampering, or the possibility of Instagram fame. Although all of that stuff is really fun!

This Body-Positive Campaign Is Empowering Women To #DropTheTowel

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women

  A new campaign is reminding women to show off their beautiful beach bodies and #DropTheTowel.  Created by Wear Your Voice Magazine, the #...

Confessions of a Recovering Fat Kid

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.15.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Two days before my wedding, I was laying in the bathtub, crying because I felt bad about my body. "I am bad, I am wrong, I don't deserve the love of a great man, I don't deserve a spectacular wedding day," was the thought reel playing on loop in my head. Talking to my fiancé that night, something finally clicked.

It's Not About the Food, It's About YOU

Amy Jones | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Jones

There's a reason that the majority of diets fail: They focus on the wrong thing. If you struggle with food, focusing more on the food isn't the so...

The Beautiful Mustachioed Woman: How Frida Kahlo Inspired Me To Accept My Flaws

Angelica Sereda | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women
Angelica Sereda

As I read about Frida, I learned that she didn't shy away from her flaws (obviously). She celebrated them and she chose to do it in a "take it or leave it" sort of way. She could've easily left out her mustache in her self-portraits but instead she chose to paint her reality, something she constantly prided herself in.

The Freedom to #SimplyBekini

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.01.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

But how many of us are really feeling free this Fourth of July? And how many of us are feeling ashamed to get out there and be who we are because of the number on the scale? Shouldn't we all feel free to rock our stars-and-stripes bikini, even if we don't have the perfect "bikini body?"

Yes, I Know My Kid Is Small

Jill Robbins | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Jill Robbins

My son just had turned five. This was the first birthday where he really understood the importance of his big day and the magic that comes with no longer being four years-old. I wish I got that excited about my birthdays.

The 'F-Word' We Need To Talk About

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women

Chubby, chunky, thick, plus-size -- all are vague euphemisms for a word society likes to avoid. Fat. For writer and director Katherine Alyse an...

Why This Mom Is Sharing Pictures Of Her Body After Breast Cancer Surgery

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women

One courageous woman wants to spread awareness about breast cancer by sharing gorgeous images of her body after surgery. (Some images below may be...

Amye Archer Turns Weight Into Words

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Amye Archer is a writer and teacher living and working in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She holds an MFA from Wilkes University, and is a recipient of the Beverly Hiscox Scholarship.

Why I Love Being Over 50

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 06.12.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

Other people's opinion of my body or appearance is fading faster than my firm chin line. I'm comfortable in my own skin... even though it seems to be stretching in interesting spots. I've come to terms with my body, my age, my looks.

How 21 Women Feel About The Word 'Thick'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.11.2015 | Women

In a society where thinness is celebrated, women have varying feelings about the word "thick." Last month when Twitter users celebrated "Thick Girl...

A Bizarre Feminist Music Video Experiment Is Pretty Much Rocking Our World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts

Raise your hand if you've seen a bunch of women dancing together in a music video. (Everyone raises hand.) Now, raise your hand if you've ever...

10 Ways Body Language Can Help You Convey Power at Work

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Overall, you want to make sure that your body language is aligned with your words. If you are telling people you are confident, show confidence.

Elle Macpherson On Why Looks Really Don't Matter

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty

She's long been considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, but Elle Macpherson says her confidence nowadays has little to do with looks....

Fierce Women On Twitter Are Celebrating ‘Thick Girl Appreciation'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women

The fierce, thick ladies of Twitter are celebrating their bodies. On Tuesday, women on Twitter started sharing photos of themselves using the hash...

Why the 'Dad Bod' Is a Sexist Disgrace

Allison Underhill | Posted 05.22.2015 | Women
Allison Underhill

The Dad Bod lays out what is acceptable for men and women. It reinforces the gender inequality that is present in our societal perceptions of body image.

5 Empowering New Ways to See Your Unique Beauty

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.12.2015 | Style
Rachael Yahne

I'm a cancer survivor, and during chemotherapy, I lost every strand of hair on my head. When chemo starts, it's not as if every hair on your head falls out simultaneously.

The Year of Self-love

Liz Grosse | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Liz Grosse

I have gone from uttering the words with no feeling to looking at myself with admiration instead of disgust. That is what I have dedicated this year to be; the year of self-love.