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Body Confidence

I Have The Perfect Body

Janie Porter | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Janie Porter

It may not have been your first thought when you looked at this picture of me at 39 weeks and two days pregnant, playing with my children in our backyard. But it's true.

One Size Fits No One

Melanie Kluger | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Melanie Kluger

Whatever size you are in any particular piece of clothing, that's the size you are in that one store ONLY. Let's let this soak in and realize that if we are a bigger size in one store, that it does mean ANYTHING about us.

3 Ways to Feel Good Naked

Jenn Hand | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Jenn Hand

So next time you're standing in front of the mirror and start to go down that path of hating what you see, I want you to stop for a second and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths and get back in touch with what's truly real in you.

Learning to Love My Body

Catherine Uy | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Catherine Uy

Women come in all kinds of beautiful shapes and sizes. Girls should never feel like their bodies aren't good enough. I was never going to fit the media's beauty standards or my family's, and I finally realized that's OK.

10 Struggles Of Women With Big Thighs

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

Big butts had a moment. Big boobs had a moment. Even big arms had a moment (or are having a moment). What about big thighs?! When are they going to have a moment? Let's start a motion!

6 Ways To Stop Negative Self-Talk

ShimmerTeen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Teen
ShimmerTeen

Sometimes, it can be extreme, making you unnecessarily insecure, taking jabs at your confidence and making you question your abilities to achieve your dreams. Obviously, that's not ideal. So what can you do about it?

#FatisNotaFeeling Activists Are Getting Harassed Like Whoa

Hannah R. Winsten | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Hannah R. Winsten

Why has #FatisNotaFeeling inspired such rage from the Internet trolls? Why are the women behind it meriting hate blogs and Internet stalkers? We're talking about a Facebook emoticon, here -- not a federal law or a constitutional amendment.

What Science Tells Us About The 'Ideal' Body Shape For Women

Rob Brooks | Posted 03.09.2015 | Science
Rob Brooks

It turns out there's more than one way to make an attractive body, and those different body types evolve to be well-integrated. That's a liberating message for most of us: evolutionary biology has more to offer our understanding of diversity than the idea that only one "most attractive" body (or face, or personality) always wins out.

A Challenge for Women: Love Yourself Even When Society Says Otherwise

Nora Turriago | Posted 03.04.2015 | Women
Nora Turriago

It must be noted that the process of confidence and self-love is exactly that: a process. It doesn't occur overnight. Rather, consider every day an opportunity to practice reminding yourself who, exactly, you are. Love yourself unconditionally.

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 04.20.2015 | Women
Bustle

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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | Women
Unwritten

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 03.22.2015 | 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.