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.
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.
A few months ago, I wrote about having a mini breakdown about my jean shorts not fitting. This was a big blow to me (well, to anyone who has struggle...
As women, we live in the ultimate lose-lose situation. The ways in which we display our sexuality and bodies are constantly being evaluated and condemned for any reason people can conceive.
Photo credit: Kevin Krejci Our minds like to tell us not to take risks (and sometimes our fathers, but usually our minds get the final say). I resi...
I didn't realize how self-deprecating my behavior was until I noticed my fiancé staring at me as I lotioned my body after getting out of the shower one day. As I grabbed my towel to cover myself, I snapped at him, "What are you looking at?" He answered, "you."
When was the last time you stripped your clothes off, stood in fro...
The percentage of women who say they're dieting has fallen by a third over the last two decades. To many, the very notion of eating diet foods seems sort of old-fashioned--a relic of crazy habits people acquired before they knew better about what their bodies needed.
Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons Let me start by saying this: Everyone struggles with body image issues at some point in their life. Women and men and ev...
My ass literally saved my ass. For the first time I thought: Thank god for my ass fat. My most pretty yet practical body part.
It is our body's wisdom that knows the true value of what it is we need. Embracing Soulful Eating is about throwing the fads, the numbers and the food obsession out the window. Your inner guidance knows what you need far beyond anything else you've tried.
Being a spiritual person means that you honor your body and care for it as much as you do your psyche. Your body is here for you, to take you through your days on this planet. It's a vital part of who you are. The more you honor the body and keep it healthy, the happier and more relaxed you will be.
In an era where the LGBTQ community has evolved politically, the nightclub scene has been heavily criticized for not catching up. Go to any major American city, and you will hear members complain about the body shaming, ageism or potential racism that occurs.
The best accident I've had in my business is that the women I work with end up being super driven, successful, bright women. Although these women seem to have their lives together on the outside, they're secretly miserable in their bodies.
When you feel like you are Chasing Happiness in your life, use it as an indicator to know you might participating in certain dynamics that are filling your time, rather than FULFILLING you. What are you really seeking, and can it actually be purchased? And I think you know as well as I, the answer lies within.
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.