The power of one person can affect the many. And if you're doubting it, just turn your attention to Cali Linstrom, the 17-year-old high school student who, this week, addressed Abercrombie & Fitch executives in person in the aftermath of last week's significant protest.
Sickness, even sickness conquered, cannot be sexy, or so the marketing logic likely goes. A woman living as a cancer survivor is not just a body transformed, hers is a life transformed. Victoria's Secret could have been a part of this process.
My community looks to the rabbi as the one who embodies Torah and shares it with them. They don't really care much about the shape or gender of the person who transmits it and teaches it.
If you're holding off on dating until you've lost the weight, bought better clothes or are awaiting the arrival of an brilliant future version of yourself, you've done yourself a huge disservice. Because it's not the goal that's holding you back.
Model Kate Dillon and Summer Rayne Oakes talk about body image and fashion.
I emphatically encourage all advertisers reading this to present their concerns directly to Disney as this is the only way this change will ever grab hold.
Jon picked out his wedding attire in a half hour. I've devoted several all-day shopping trips to my wedding outfit and I'm still not done. Jon feels sorry for me. All that shopping. So many trips to the mall. So many trips into San Francisco. I feel even sorrier for Jon.
It took me almost 365 days to just feel "normal," or, better yet, stable mentally and physically. Almost another year later and I'm finally feeling strong, lithe and sexy again -- in a whole new way, much different than before my pregnancy.
Girls need to start viewing themselves as more than their bodies. Beauty is more than outer appearance, and it's about time women banded together to knock down the image of perfection society has given us.
I am afraid of the way I look being the only information that registers about me. It makes me feel flat as a piece of paper, like I can be torn up and then flutter away.
Allure's highlighting of Saldana's weight reduces this talented performer to a one-dimensional image, reinforcing the strange and fraught relationship women (and men) have with one of the most reviled twentieth-century innovations: the bathroom scale.
Christine Wilks's literary games harness the bodies of players to create poetic meditations on virtual and embodied forms of existence and memory. Coming from a background in film, she transitioned to digital writing, and is one of several e-lit creators who writes her own code.
Have you ever felt like you had a broken body? Do you talk about it? Actress Elisabeth Rohm opens up about motherhood and body image in her new book, Baby Steps, and we had a chance to talk to her about it.
On Monday, May 13, dozens of teenagers and parents will protest at the Abercrombie & Fitch store in Chicago (835 N. Michigan) at 4 p.m.
"Michael thinks you're already beautiful, and he worries about you when you have surgery. Have you ever thought, Gosh, this isn't worth it?"
Some women may have been born with a naturally high level of confidence. I'm not one of them. While I've always had self-respect and known my value to an extent, over the years it has taken practice to learn exactly who I am and what I have to offer the world around me.