You feel emotions you haven't dare been in touch with, since gravity hit your breasts and grey hair started creeping in at your crown. Whimsy. Glee. Enchantment. Freedom. You know, the things "grown-ups" just don't allow themselves to feel.
If you ask Chloe what I do, she will probably tell you that I "help people learn about healthy food." What I am trying to avoid is her thinking that the crucial part of being healthy is weight loss and that weight loss is always a good thing.
Dudes are allowed to have "dadbods" and be seen as cute for it precisely because their worth isn't as intrinsically tied to their appearance the way a woman's worth is.
As much as we are learning to accept different kinds of beauty in others, the weight loss industry is still making billions of dollars a year and "how to lose weight fast" is one of the most searched for terms on Google. Like so many of the most important things in life, self-love is an inside job.
Permission to love our bodies at any shape or size isn't coming from the culture any time soon. The patriarchy has far too much to lose if women stop the preoccupation with the thin ideal; so do the diet and fitness industries.
We are all different in a unique amazing way, why not have all our pants feel awesome. Our thighs are like fingerprints: No two are the same. My biggest mission in life is to create designs, so we can feel free!
I've been doing a lot of thinking about body acceptance lately. Warm weather is here, and it's that time of year when all of our insecurities start ...
My body is a unique form of beauty -- it's large, fat, curvy, and deliciously feminine, and as a body positivity activist and model, I am more than happy to show it off to the public with pride.
When I was 13 years old, I went to a dance at our local teen center and I was so excited to have a good time. I had decided to just have fun, and yes, I danced. I danced until I overheard a bunch of guys laughing at me, saying, "What is Ally doing dancing, she's so fat!"
Great. Another way to make me feel old and bad about myself. In case you missed it, Microsoft released the ultimate age calculator technology called how-old.net.
Through relaxing conversation and the courage of vulnerability, we created images that turned out to be beautiful, provocative, and fully exposed, while I met a fantastic man for whose camera I'd comfortably get naked again.
Social media -- you know, the Facebook, Twitter, Instagrams and such -- it's both what's good and horribly bad about the fitness and health industries...
Looking at this picture, I have to pause. I look at me -- past vs. present. People say they do not recognize the girl in the other pictures. I'm here to say: that girl is me. Don't speak of her as if she is a poor, piteous person. She's not. She's me. She's standing right here, and she is f***ing strong.
Take a look at your own relationship with the scale. What are you modeling for your kids? Are you on the scale frequently and making constant references to your weight?
It's seems that once again, the public conversation about health has been degraded to weight and appearance. As usual, celebrity women have become th...
The weight of a woman is more than a number that flashes on a small screen. The real weight of a woman can't be measured by a machine, because it includes so much more than how much or how little fat you have on your body.