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Body Positive

A Message To Women With "No Curves"

Outspeak | Posted 02.11.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Not only are teen girls "supposed to" be thin and flawless, but the pressure to have curves like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian is unattainable. That's where vloggers like Cara Nicole come in.

Disorienting Nude Photos DGAF About Your Body Standards (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.05.2016 | Arts

Warning: This post contains nudity and may not be appropriate for work.  Photographer Julia SH is from Sweden, where, she explained to The Huffi...

Woman Redefines 'Bikini Body' In Perfectly Honest Facebook Post

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women

When Molly Galbraith woke up on Jan. 1, she realized 2016 already came with one important distinction: It was the first year she hadn't made a resolut...

You're Not Believable As A Love Interest

Harmony France | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
Harmony France

Artistic directors, casting directors, directors, anyone involved with casting... we have to do better. We need to diversify. We need to start casting in a way that looks like the world that we live in. Casting predominantly white and male is antiquated. I will no longer change myself in any way for you.

How the Stars of 'Orange Is the New Black' Helped a Black Actress Love Her Body

RaVal Davis | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
RaVal Davis

I've studied acting for most of my life. First at the prestigious Duke Ellington School of The Arts in high school in Washington D.C., then at Mason...

The First Step Towards Loving Yourself

January Harshe | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents
January Harshe

People tell me they wish they had an ounce of my confidence or ask me how I came to love myself for who I am. First if all, I didn't until I turned 35. It started with me stopping my negative thoughts and replacing them with positive ones.

What About When You Can't Always Be Body Positive?

Joni Edelman | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Joni Edelman

You can just decide that beauty isn't important. And when you do, it's OK that some days you just cannot be positive. Some days you can just live in your body and give yourself space to be not ok at all. It's completely ok to look in the mirror and be sad that your stomach is a curtain for your pubic hair.

Flaunting My Flub: A Personal Protest Made Public

Sophia Herbst | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
Sophia Herbst

We have forgotten that perfectly healthy bodies have chub. We have forgotten how to be accepting of our own bodies. We have forgotten that we're perfectly normal. Perfectly beautiful. Perfectly great.

Gina Rodriguez Shows Skin And Body Confidence On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez isn't just baring some serious skin in a recent Instagram post, she's also baring her soul. The "Jane The Virgin" star has opened ...

'Modern Family' Star Ariel Winter Powerfully Responds To Body Shamers

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.15.2015 | Entertainment

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter continues to be a body positive inspiration. After receiving a barrage of hateful comments on an Instagram photo in ...

Anorexia Survivor Posts Side-By-Side Photos In The Name Of Body Love

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women

Warning: The content below could be considered triggering to some. After recovering from an eating disorder, Megan Jayne is using her body-positive at...

If Diet Ads Told The Truth

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women

  The weight loss industry likes to pretend it's possible and healthy for anyone and everyone to be thin. But, as movements like Hea...

I'm Fat And I Have Sex With Hot Strangers

xoJANE | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women

When I first started meeting up with strangers, I would make sure to warn them that I am "not a small girl." I think I was holding on to the last bit of self-consciousness about my size.

Mom's Body-Positive Post Reveals Why 'Every Imperfection' Is Worth It

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents

Musician Kimberly Henderson has gotten a lot of attention online for her viral lullaby version of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" and an insp...

Plus-Size Sex for the First Time

Ravishly | Posted 10.19.2015 | Women

"Should I turn out the lights?" He was already getting out of the bed as he said it. For the first time in nine months, I was completely naked in front of a man, and the first thing he wanted to do when he took my dress off was turn out the lights.

My Body Is My Best Friend

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 09.21.2015 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

Relating to my body like a best friend changed everything. For so long, my mind was a loud, critical, bossy perfectionist who treated my body like a disobedient servant. My mind had to shift to seeing my body as an equal, a peer, a wise being with needs and longings and a tender language all its own.

My Number One Tip For Weight Loss.

Sarah Jenks | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Jenks

My advice to you? Wean yourself off of the scale. The number on it means absolutely nothing. It is not an indicator of how you feel or how you look. It tells you nothing of importance. If you are weighing yourself everyday, stop.

The Unwritten 'Fat Girl' Rules -- And How I Learned To Re-Write Them

Melissa Mazza | Posted 08.19.2015 | Women
Melissa Mazza

Yes, I am fat, but that is my business. My health is not up for debate, and unless you are willing to live my life, you have no right to judge me.

Stunning Nude Photos Prove Love Comes In All Shapes And Sizes

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts

Warning: This article contains nude images and may be inappropriate for work. Photographer Substantia Jones has a pretty simple message: "Fat people ...

The Most Body-Positive, Size-Inclusive Clothing Company For Plus-Size Women Is SmartGlamour and You Should Know Their Name!

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.03.2015 | Style
Erin McKelle

If you've been frustrated by your other shopping experiences, I would encourage you to look into SmartGlamour, because I think you'll find that you have a different experience.

Orange Is The New Black Star Danielle Brooks Says Eff Your Beauty Standards With Sports Bra Selfie

RaVal Davis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
RaVal Davis

Sports bra selfie anyone? Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks just said eff your beauty standards with a flawless sports bra selfie on inst...

After Outcry, Instagram Brings #Curvy Back

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women

This past Thursday Instagram made the term #curvy searchable again, according to The Washington Post. "The problem was that the #curvy hashtag w...

My Wedding Was Perfect – And I Was Fat As Hell The Whole Time

the Guardian | Ashley Reich | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weddings

  Aham and I got engaged on my birthday. He took me to dinner, suggested a “quick nightcap” at our neighbourhood bar, and then, surp...

Women Are Protesting Instagram's #Curvy Ban With Body-Positive Photos

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women

Last week it was made public that Instagram had blocked users from searching the tag "curvy."  Instagram told BuzzFeed that curvy is n...

I Wish I Could Tell You What You Want to Hear

Jen Picicci | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women
Jen Picicci

I wish I could tell you what you want to hear: Just do this one simple thing and the weight will melt off of you! You'll look and feel great in everything! You'll be able to maintain this way of eating forever and you'll always feel fantastic! Your problems are over! I can't (and won't) tell you that