The ways in which we talk about girls and women's bodies in our everyday matter every bit, if not more, as the way they get talked about by critics, columnists, and cultural pundits.
Children pick up on how we treat ourselves and they mimic us. So it's up to me to walk my walk and not just talk my talk. It's up to me to embrace my body for all she is capable of, whether I ran 5 miles or ate pizza on the couch that day.
If we cannot get comfortable with our bodies and the pleasure opportunities that our bodies can hold for us -- sex will forever remain a numbed-out, unfulfilling experience.
Those of us who start the new year with lists of resolutions should make the mirror #1. To see what is there and what isn't. To see what makes us think, 'What the f**k?' and to also see what gives us strength and what soothes us.
I made mistakes and I learned from them, but without these mistakes and triumphs of the past year I wouldn't be where I am today. So my friends, I want to let you in on a little secret. I am not making any New Year's resolutions this year and I want to encourage you not to either.
With the wave of pressure to start often-dangerous crash diets and begin exercise routines our bodies aren't ready for, all in the name of weight loss -- despite the evidence that weight and health are entirely different beasts -- resolution season can do more harm than good.
What if self loving is really about allowing ourselves pleasure instead of having to always approve of our image in the mirror?
Say the name "Oprah" and you think of authenticity, integrity and living your best life. Ms. Winfrey has always advocated for living your best life "now" instead of later. Oprah is trusted. That is why her brand carries weight.
Queer people are often over-sexualized and a lot of extra attention is paid to our appearances -- that puts a lot of pressure on how we view our bodies.
You could look back and be sad. This year was supposed to be better, after all. You woke up on New Years Day, just one year ago and glared at that crack above you on the ceiling. Nothing felt right. Would it ever be right? How could you make it right again?
When I fall on my face, my inner cheering section makes all the difference in being able to pick myself up, dust myself off, be kind about my pratfall, and get ready for whatever comes next.
Holidays, whether mid-year or year-end, are usually associated with one thing: food. Plenty of it. And if you're a chronic over-eater (like I was)...
The concept of the selfie is changing. Nowadays, societal pressure and social validation linger behind the selfie, influencing many individuals in our generation to utilize strategies that will benefit others' perspectives of them.
I've studied acting for most of my life. First at the prestigious Duke Ellington School of The ...
The formula is simple: When you feel rich and fulfilled on the inside, your positive self-concept will naturally attract circumstances into your life that make your self-image shine.
In mid-November I had the privilege of hearing Steinem speak about how our culture's objectification of the female body disempowers women and limits our economic, political and professional influence.