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Body Positivity

I Wanted To Have A Stomach I Was 'Proud Of'

Proud2BMe | Posted 02.27.2015 | Women
Proud2BMe

Your stomach's feats should be celebrated, not shamed. And therefore, the stomach should be displayed with, yes, I'll say it, pride. Your umbilical cord connected you, your tummy, and your mother. Without that belly, you wouldn't be here.

Why Our Daughters Need More Body-Positive Movements

Roxie Jane Hunt | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Roxie Jane Hunt

I recently interviewed psychologist and Wise Minded Parenting author Dr. Laura Kastner about the importance of young women and body-positive movements, and here is what she had to say.

My Mother Never Said the F-Word

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 01.30.2015 | Women
Nicole Jankowski

At home, there were no diets, no workout tapes. I did not think much about food, that is to say it was pleasant, it was purposeful and essential. But conversations were never about it. And why would they be, when there were so many books and people and places to talk about?

How To Stop Caring What Others Think Of You

January Harshe | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
January Harshe

It's your choice to let the hateful auto-play continue today -- or to stop it in its tracks and replace it with the grace, love and compassion you deserve.

#NoFilter: Why Confidence Is the New Black

Unwritten | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Girls should be confident in themselves, upload pictures of themselves without any edits or modifications feeling comfortable doing so, and not compare their bodies to others. Love your body for what it is, because I bet it's pretty awesome.

Healthy Bodies And 'Perfect' Bodies Are Not The Same Thing

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women

Being an active woman rarely involves looking picture-perfect -- and a new commercial shows that there's nothing wrong with that. Sport England, a...

Fat Femme Artist Picks Apart Your Preconceived Notions Of Beauty

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts

Day after day we're fed image after image of a certain body aesthetic: tanned, toned, waxed, oiled and perhaps a little digitally retouched. Today let...

Standards Of Beauty Sound Even More Ridiculous When They're Said Aloud

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women

Just imagine a salesperson saying, "If you buy this top, you will appear thin and consequently be beautiful and well-liked." Sounds ridiculous, right?...

The Power of Positive Energy

David Kirsch | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

I am a very strong believer in the power of positive energy. I have seen -- both in my personal and professional life -- that your mind is the most p...

Living at the Intersection of Sexism and Fatphobia

Erin McKelle | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

I live at the intersection of sexism and fatphobia. This is my daily reality, so in all honesty, I expected the backlash I received. It's what keeps many fat women quiet. But I'm here to give all of us a voice. I will not be silenced.

Meghan Trainor Never Called A Woman A 'Skinny B*tch'

Tony Posnanski | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Posnanski

You can hate the song and you can demean it for its lyrics, but at least stop being lazy! The song is ridiculous in a lot of ways.

Yes, Jennifer Lawrence Can Be A Body Positive Role Model

Miranda Feneberger | Posted 08.28.2014 | Teen
Miranda Feneberger

The problem with the body positivity movement is not Jennifer Lawrence. It is in fact very impressive to me that a "conventionally beautiful woman" cares about the effect that an unhealthy appearance could have on her young audience.

I'm A Fat Girl Who Wears Revealing Clothes. Deal With It.

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Because fat girls aren't supposed to take pleasure in our bodies or even consider showing other people what they look like, there is a lot of sh*t that can hit the fan. Mostly caused by other people not knowing how to handle someone as sexy as me owning it.

The Disgusting Way Conservative Talk Show Hosts Talk About Michelle Obama's Body

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women

Being a woman in this society pretty much means being constantly subjected to judgments about your body, but those judgments take on an entirely new p...

Body Positivity Has No Size Limit

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

For some reason, we've turned on each other, when we have fought so hard to get body diversity and body acceptance.

This Is What Sex-Positive Parenting Really Looks Like

Lea Grover | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Lea Grover

As parents, we lie all the time. About the Easter Bunny or Santa or the Tooth Fairy, about how long 10 minutes is, about whether or not we remembered they wanted to have grilled cheese for dinner again... We lie a lot. But one thing I never lie about is sex.

Teen Says Instagram Tried To Fat-Shame Her By Deleting This Photo

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Teen

Once the victim of vicious bullying, Samm Newman struggled with self-esteem issues as a child and adolescent. She used to engage in self-harm and tota...

Why I Love My Knees

Sally McGraw | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Sally McGraw

They would not WORK if they were wrinkle-free. There would be very little bending possible in a knee covered in tight, taut skin. And unless you have a very specific set of genetics and proportions, there will be a saggy little bit of bonus leg perched atop your kneecap.

Lily Karlin

What 'You Did Not Eat That' Can Teach Us About Reality Weight Loss TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Lily Karlin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment

When ABC renewed “Extreme Weight Loss” for a fifth season last week, body positivity activists everywhere clenched their fists tight, shook them t...

Why You Should Love and Hate the Louis CK 'Fat Girl Rant' -- and What to Do About It

Kimberly Dark | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Kimberly Dark

I love that Louis CK script because he has opened up a space for dialogue about the real problem. It's not that some women are fat, it's that fat women carry a stigmatized identity, and association will stigmatize the fat woman's partner too.

When Will We Stop Asking If We're Enough?

Jennifer Tress | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Jennifer Tress

"Not to be all 'vulnerable'," we'd say with air quotes and then relay some vague truth about our lives or feelings. It was a tactic to avoid the messy emotions roiling beneath our skin, mostly asking, "Am I enough?"

Fighting Against the Media's War on Body Positivity

Literally, Darling | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

To deviate from the standard of beauty that is celebrated by the media is not rebellion, it is nature -- but to accept and embrace our own natural individuality has been deemed nothing less than a thought crime

Do You Owe Your Body an Apology?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

We administer a thousand mental and verbal paper cuts to our bodies every day. Most of the time, we're not even wholly conscious of what we're saying.

The Bold Way One Woman Is Proving That Beauty Comes In All Sizes

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.02.2014 | Style

Hollywood Boulevard has never looked better. Amani Terrell of Los Angeles, CA is creatively taking on the misconceptions of plus-size women. Clad ...

Looking At These Things Will Help You Love Your Body More

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women

In an ideal world, body hatred would be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, in the real world, it's very much present. Women spend an estimated 33...