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Body Image Issues

When A Healthy Lifestyle Becomes Unhealthy Living

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Chelsey Wilson

Most people only ever associate fitness with positive connotations and results; however, this has become far from the truth for many individuals, espe...

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.

28 Women Recall The First Moment They Felt Body Conscious

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.28.2015 | Women

I was only 9 years old when puberty barreled its way into my world. I wore glasses, begrudgingly carried around big boobs and measured in at 5' 3" (wh...

Just the Way You Are

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.23.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Whether or not you believe it, you deserve love, just as you are. No, not you minus twenty pounds or plus two cup sizes. Not you with more money or less body hair. Not you with more accolades or fewer past failures. The very raw, unedited version of you.

Why I'm #PlusPositive

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.22.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I don't like the idea of women above a size 2 being made to feel ostracized because of their size, but I think that the label of "Plus Size" is a great one, and I'm proud to call myself a Plus Size Model.

Why You Shouldn't Take Those "Fatso" Comments to Heart

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.14.2015 | Women
Melinda Parrish

I just really want to share the truth of the sadness that I carry with me, and how it shows up in my life. I hope that little girls will get to grow up in a kinder world, and have more body positivity present in their lives as a result of body advocates like Ashley Graham stepping into the spotlight recently.

I Had a Cup of Coffee With Lisa Aviva

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.12.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As with her spiritual life, Lisa wants to design a collection for women where the pieces flow together seamlessly. The pieces are designed as a capsule collection that can be worn together in a variety of combinations to create numerous, different outfits.

Dear 45-Year-Old Body, Let's Make Peace Already

Dina Strada | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women
Dina Strada

I consider myself to be a kind, thoughtful and loving person, and I'd never treat a perfect stranger -- even one being a complete jerk to me -- the way I treated you.

3 Ways to Support a Loved One With Body Image Issues

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

When a friend, family member, or significant other is struggling with their body image, it can be difficult to know what to say. The following are three tips for supporting a loved one that is experiencing body images concerns.

This Is What Women Really Go Through As Summer Nears

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.09.2015 | Comedy

Summer is coming.

51-Year-Old Mrs. Colorado Beauty Contestant Takes Fine Art Nudes to Love Her Body Now

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 02.16.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

The year she turned 49, Ruby decided to apply for the Mrs. Colorado Beauty Pageant, "just in case they needed some fat people." The only application requirements for participants were that they be 18 years or older, residents of Colorado and married.

Identical Twins Address Body Image Issues (PHOTOS)

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Colette's body shadows Lisanne's. Her ailments are similar, but less debilitating. Lisanne is the older sister by three minutes. It's as if her body has somehow served as a barrier for her sister's, taking the brunt of the pain.

How Taking Nude Photos Helped Me Get Over My Body Issues

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

In my first marriage, which lasted 18 years, I had a hard time being seen naked. Especially in my child-bearing years, when my only purpose was to serve my children, to be their sustenance. My sexuality went right out the window.

How I Healed From Acne

Gina Ryder | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Gina Ryder

I'm not an expert in women's health, dermatology or even cosmetics but I am a woman who has learned from personal experience that acne is more than a skin-deep issue.

What I Learned From Posting My Weight On The Internet

Stephanie Giese | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Stephanie Giese

I never want my children to hear their mother say that she is unhappy with her post-baby body and that, by implication, it is their fault that mommy thinks she is ugly. I want them to see their mother dance with their father.

I Love My Body: How to Stop Listening to the Haters

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Now let's get into your head. If you are evaluating your entire self based on a few body parts, you are doing a huge disservice to the spectrum of services your body provides. Do you even KNOW what your pancreas has done for you lately?

Jillian Lauren: Why I'm Not Making Resolutions This Year

Jillian Lauren | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Jillian Lauren

I resent my body and its annoying needs, its troublesome memories and emotions, its alarming register of the passing years. But I have learned time and time again that it is my only way back to feeling grounded and present in the world.

Guys Have Body Image Issues, Too

Tony Posnanski | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I lost over 200 pounds, but more than that I learned to love what I saw in the mirror. I had to. I could not do that to myself again. After hating myself and comparing myself for over 30 years I realized that I will have imperfections. I have two choices: Embrace them or be miserable with them.

Christie Brinkley: The Internet Can Be An 'Ugly Place'

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.14.2013 | Style

Being a model requires a lot more than having a pretty face and attractive figure. Having thick skin comes in handy, too, especially when you're tryin...

Dear Lululemon: I Am a Plus-Size Woman Who Has Never Ripped a Pair of Pants

Tony Posnanski | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I thought about how unfair women's sizes are to men's sizes. I do not wear anything that is considered a large. No one makes comments about my size anymore. I have not ripped or gone through a pair of pants in years. Yet if I was a women I would have to shop at "plus-size" stores.

A Simple -- But Not Easy -- Method to Transform Body Image

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

If you have ever hated your body, and if you still hear this voice sometimes like I do, or all the time like I used to, this is what I hope for us: That the voice shrinks and shrinks, until we find ourselves holding it in our palms like a husk, like a whisper.

Becoming Raw Changed My Life

Carol Alt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Alt

In my teens, I ate wheat, gluten, sugar; basically the normal SAD (Standard American Diet). My dietary staples were breads, muffins, baked goods, hamburgers, Chinese food, spaghetti, pizza. If it was junk food -- I ate it.

10 Things Only Women With Big Boobs Can Understand

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Oh yeah, you can fill out a sweater like it's nobody's business, and you certainly get male eyes on you, but with your giant ta-tas comes a life of watching your boobs pop out of bras, shirts and dresses like they're rampaging bulls on the streets of Pamplona.

Strong Is Strong

Kateri Allard | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

It is everywhere: "Strong Is the New Skinny." We plaster it on anything we can. We repeat it in our heads before workouts, before meals, before bed. It is the newest female mantra. And I hate it.

This Explains SO Much

Posted 07.30.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Annie Lederman has done the world a favor by explaining how women often see themselves in one perfect drawing. If this looks familiar to you,...