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Body Confidence

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.

4 Reasons Why I Designed Women's Pants for Thick, Medium or Thin Thighs Happily and Creatively

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.04.2015 | Style
Sky Mandala Marcano

We are all different in a unique amazing way, why not have all our pants feel awesome. Our thighs are like fingerprints: No two are the same. My biggest mission in life is to create designs, so we can feel free!

The Real Reason You Can't Accept Your Body

Jenn Hand | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

I've been doing a lot of thinking about body acceptance lately. Warm weather is here, and it's that time of year when all of our insecurities start ...

Alterations

Kris Evans | Posted 06.26.2015 | Style
Kris Evans

When I think of what the word alterations numerous meanings come to mind. One is of fixing a garment whether it be too big or pants that are too long. Making alterations makes the garment seem better. Looks better on the body if it fits.

I Have The Perfect Body

Janie Porter | Posted 06.21.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 05.29.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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 05.21.2015 | 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 05.20.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 05.09.2015 | 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.