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Body Confidence

This Woman Never Felt 'Good Enough' To Wear A Bikini -- Until Now

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Women

After hitting the beach in a bikini for the first time in her life, one woman learned that every body is a bikini body. BuzzFeed Yellow documented a ...

6 Women Share How They’ve Redefined Beauty In New Dove Campaign

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women

You define your beauty. That's the message behind the new Dove campaign #MyBeautyMySay. The campaign, which launched Tuesday morning, features the st...

Salma Hayek Gets Candid About Body Confidence In Middle Age

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.24.2016 | Fifty

Salma Hayek may be known for her good looks and her trademark curves, but the actress says being comfortable in her own skin is something that changes...

The Truth About Asian-American Body Image

Judy Lee | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Judy Lee

Isn't it strange that it's second nature to pose yourself and monitor your body every couple of seconds as if you were meant to be a nice object to be looked at approvingly? I've only fairly recently found that these things aren't and shouldn't be second nature.

Treat Yourself

Melinda Parrish | Posted 06.14.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Your body is an amazing treasure. You deserve to live a life that allows you to take amazing care of it.

Why You Don't Think You're Beautiful

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women
Gleb Tsipursky

Caption: Women by mirror (image credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers peopl...

You've Just Committed to Run a Naked 5k -- Here's What You'll Obsess Over Leading Up to the Special Day

Naomi Teeter | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Naomi Teeter

We all know themed 5ks are all the rage these days, but have you ever ran a 5k totally butt naked? Just outside of the Pacific Northwest city of Spokane, Washington, a nudist ranch has hosted a nude 5k race every summer since 1984.

You Can Rock the Off-the-Shoulder Trend With Big Boobs. Here's How.

RaVal Davis | Posted 05.26.2016 | Style
RaVal Davis

I'm a 36 DDD so not wearing a bra for me is 100% not an option and most strapless bras don't do anything at all for me. Still, I shouldn't have to miss out on all the cold shoulder cuteness. Right? So I decided to just see what happens when I rock a bra with my off the shoulder shirt.

FYI, You Already Have The Perfect Beach Body

Melinda Parrish | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Melinda Parrish

Your body is perfect, just as it is. You don't need to lose weight, or tighten up your tummy, or pop out your butt in order to have a perfect beach body. You already have the perfect beach body. You are divine, feminine perfection.

Make Lemonade

Melinda Parrish | Posted 05.13.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

That's the thing I love so much about her new visual album, Lemonade. It is about resilience, metamorphosis, and forgiveness. It's about taking life by the lemons and making it into one big cocktail of experience that you curate into the life of your dreams.

What I'm Choosing Instead Of 'Bikini Body Season'

Amy Jones | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Amy Jones

My body is right for me because it works well for me. I'm guessing your body does, too. Even if we've been taught not to like it because it doesn't look the way culture tells us it should look, your body is still strong, capable and willing to do what you need it to.

This Dude Tried On His Girlfriend's Clothes To Make An Important Point

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women

One male Facebook user has discovered what any woman who wears clothes learned long ago: sizes can be completely absurd. On May 5, Facebook user Benj...

Give F-E-A-R a New Meaning

Melinda Parrish | Posted 05.09.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

No matter what you've been through, or what you're going through, you can choose to rise. You can pull yourself up, and look yourself in the eye and say, "Today is the day."

Vulnerability: A Key to Joy

Hannah Lilly | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hannah Lilly

It's all too easy in this world to hunt for joy in perfection -- in how we look and what we have -- but it doesn't live there. It is already within us and waiting to be set free.

Curvy Chronicles: My Boyfriend Told Me I Didn't Have a Beach Body... and That's When I Knew... I Needed a New Boyfriend

RaVal Davis | Posted 05.02.2016 | Style
RaVal Davis

Be careful of who you surround yourself with. If your friends, bf, family, whoever, cannot get in formation around the idea of loving and supporting you, in the words of Bey, eliminate them.

The First Time I Felt Fat

Stephanie Schwartz | Posted 05.02.2016 | Women
Stephanie Schwartz

Sometimes I think about what I wish someone would have said to me at that age to lighten the burden of my poor self-image. Like, "Your worth is so much greater than your physical body", or, "You are such a hardworking student", or, "You are beautiful because of how you make other people feel".

Start Where You Are

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.28.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

It can be easy to be your own worst critic. Many of us tend to retroactively judge ourselves for the choices we've made. We waste time wishing we had ...

Here's Why Your Body Is Perfectly Amazing

Lisa Cox | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Lisa Cox

Look at you. You're incredible. Seriously! I know you're reading this right now so your beautiful eyes are sending messages to your brain about what they've seen. You didn't have to ask or nag, they just did it. Amazing!

At 36 Years Old, I'm Ready to Accept All of Me

Alyson Seligman | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Alyson Seligman

Accept that worthy compliment (say, thank you!). Look in the mirror, and take pride. I'm now 36 and refuse to live another day bringing myself down.

The Only Way Out Is Through

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.07.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

The only way out of feeling badly about your body is through it. I don't mean wallowing in your negative feelings about yourself, but rather interrog...

You're Only Fooling Yourself

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women
Melinda Parrish

If you think loving your body isn't important, the only person you're fooling is yourself. You don't have to look like a supermodel to love your body. It's all about choosing to embrace yourself the way you are right now, this moment, muffin top and all.

Get Moving

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.18.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Perfection is a myth that keeps us trapped in a negative cycle with our bodies. I no longer worry about being perfect in the way that I work out. ...

The Myth of Perfection

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.18.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Instead of making the gym a place that I punish, abuse and mutilate my body, it's a place that I go to show my body love.

How One Woman Is Inspiring Others To Be 'Scarred Not Scared'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Women

Last year, Michelle Elman shook up the Internet when she posed in a bikini and embraced her scars with the hashtag #ScarredNotScared. Continuing her b...

Woman Gives Absurd Body-Shaming Ad The Middle Finger It Deserves

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 03.14.2016 | Women

After seeing a ridiculous body-shaming clothing ad, fashion designer Christina Ashman decided to turn the tables with a version of her own. To adverti...