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Body Confidence

How I Came To Terms With My Muffin Top

Jill Robbins | Posted 02.01.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I hate my muffin top. Don't give me some sappy line about the top being the best part of the muffin. I hate that little roll that reminds me that I'm probably being stubborn and I might need to go a size up in my jeans ... that little extra piece of flesh that is evidence that I like mini Snickers bars. A lot.

WIW2B: Danielle Braverman

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.29.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Though the pressures of trying to stay thin enough to get booked out as a straight size model drove her to unhealthy habits, Danielle eventually decided that enough was enough.

5 Strategies to Stop Body Shaming

Schnelle Acevedo | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Schnelle Acevedo

It's so easy to compare your mom skills, career skills, athletic skills, writing skills-life skills. However, it must be a daily practice to stop the comparison monster in its tracks by appreciating all that you have and all that you can do.

WIW2B: In Loving Memory

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.25.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As most of you know, this January I have dedicated my blog to profiling some of the women in my life and encouraging the #healthyatanysize community t...

What Type of Burnout Are You?

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

If you relate to any of these burnout types, congratulations! You now are empowered with a better understanding of yourself and for every bit of understanding comes a choice on how you want to move forward.

A Blog About a Bikini, and Love

Jay Crisp Crow | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women
Jay Crisp Crow

It's all taken its toll. But here travels my body, luscious and soft in the dark, still holding up its end of the bargain. So, now I'm trying a new tactic: Love.

WIW2B: Joby Bach

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.19.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As a veteran of the plus size fashion world, Joby has made a name for herself as a sexy, fashion-forward model who isn't afraid to push boundaries and do things that other plus size models have been afraid to do.

6 MLK Quotes Applied to Female Body Image

Dr. Felicia Clark | Posted 01.18.2016 | Women
Dr. Felicia Clark

We know and love the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for being a civil rights icon who helped African-Americans. However, his works also helped women's rights, rights for immigrants, and many other movements for human dignity.

Woman's Self-Portrait Is A Love Letter To Her Love Handles

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.15.2016 | Women

A reality star has declared her love for her body in the form of a black-and-white selfie, and social media users are loving it. On Jan. 10, Mar Ortiz...

WIW2B: Rosie Mercado

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.14.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

It was a beautiful, sunny morning in the Hollywood Hills. Rosie and I were on set together in a beautifully designed home, shooting for SLINK jeans. W...

Gaga Got It Right!

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
Tamara Jacobs

In this "snapshot" selfie-driven society, where the rude "rules," why was there so much negative chatter this week about Lady Gaga bumping into best a...

Woman Redefines 'Bikini Body' In Perfectly Honest Facebook Post

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women

When Molly Galbraith woke up on Jan. 1, she realized 2016 already came with one important distinction: It was the first year she hadn't made a resolut...

12 Breathtaking Photos To Encourage Every Woman To Embrace Her 'Essence'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.08.2016 | Women

Embracing your essence never looked so good.  Created by photographer Eva Woolridge, "Embrace Your Essence" is a photo series highlighting women...

WIW2B: Lornalitz Baez

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.05.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Lornalitz beams from the inside out when she talks about the women that she is able to inspire. Now, rather than sweating what clients will or won't accept her, Lornalitz is using her success to build a platform that allows her to empower and inspire other women facing body issues.

Men Are Twice As Likely To Love Their Bodies As Women

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.&n...

Fat Profits: Watching Oprah's Weight

Dr. Felicia Clark | Posted 12.28.2015 | Women
Dr. Felicia Clark

Say the name "Oprah" and you think of authenticity, integrity and living your best life. Ms. Winfrey has always advocated for living your best life "now" instead of later. Oprah is trusted. That is why her brand carries weight.

The Body Positivity Epidemic

Melinda Parrish | Posted 12.22.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Finally, we are beginning to interrogate those marketing messages that have told us that in order to be beautiful and have value in this world, we have to be impossibly thin.

The Woman I Want to Be

Melinda Parrish | Posted 12.21.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I'm not going to let anyone else define who I should be -- I'm going to actively define it for myself, and rather than dumping all of my transformative efforts into perfecting my body, I'm going to think holistically about the woman that I want to be.

How the Stars of 'Orange Is the New Black' Helped a Black Actress Love Her Body

RaVal Davis | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
RaVal Davis

I've studied acting for most of my life. First at the prestigious Duke Ellington School of The Arts in high school in Washington D.C., then at Mason...

5 Fears You Need To Overcome to Transform Your Body (And Life)

Michele Lian | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

Remember: You have what it takes, are worthy, and don't need to know everything or do everything perfectly. You've got this.

What Are You Waiting For?

Melinda Parrish | Posted 12.02.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

In the past few weeks, I've stretched my boundaries. I've taken on big initiatives, courted some MAJOR "big shots" to collaborate, and put myself out...

I'm Fat And Over 50 -- But Also Super Sexy

Pamela Madsen | Posted 12.01.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Madonna gets ageist sex shaming for being an over-50 turned-on sexy woman and George Clooney gets to be the sexiest man alive over 50. I call 'Foul Ball' and 'Screw That.'

My Husband Didn't 'Settle' For A Fat Wife

Bustle | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women
Bustle

When people see my husband and I -- he, the "good looking" male and me, the "fat" woman -- supporting each other and showcasing our love, it challenges stereotypes.

Forget Feeling Fat, Bloated and Frustrated in Your Clothing. 10 Reasons I Design Clothing So Women Can Feel Freaking Amazing All Day!

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Sky Mandala Marcano

1. Designing clothing for me is about enhancing beauty and celebrating women. After 13 years I continue to find a happy balance of comfort, style and ...

Treat You Right

Melinda Parrish | Posted 11.23.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As women, we tend to build our lives around our commitments to others and the very high standards we set for ourselves.