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Body Positivity

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...

Why I Have No Intention Of Loving My Body

Allison Epstein | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Allison Epstein

After spending the past three years in recovery from anorexia, this is the climax of my body image journey. This is my Everest. This is as good as it gets.

This Is The Awesome Body-Positive Mantra Kate Winslet Recites With Her Teenage Daughter

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment

Mirror, mirror, on the wall.  Like many other women, Kate Winslet has grappled with self-image issues and insecurities.  "I was chubb...

Why I Won't Be Wearing a Plus-Size Bikini This Summer

Sarah Sapora | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

Plus-size women have been previously ignored, shamed and pushed aside by the fashion industry. We should be able to wear whatever we want and be able to buy the exact same styles that our more slender friends can. But just because it's available, do I have to buy it?

Danielle Brooks Shows Off Body Confidence With Gym Selfie

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women

Danielle Brooks’ latest Instagram post is the perfect dose of body confidence. The "Orange Is The New Black" actress shared a photo of hers...

Inside Out: A Response To How Pixar Misses The Mark

Joni Edelman | Posted 07.27.2015 | Parents
Joni Edelman

I am a fat woman. I spent 20 years of my adulthood agonizing over my body in an exhausting attempt to make it equal to what I had been told, and shown, was beautiful. I want the fat women I love and the thin women I love and my children to be able to see worth beyond the physical.

What It’s Really Like When You Don’t Love Your Body

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women

Whether it's your height, your thighs, your weight or your scars, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't have insecurities about ...

The Inspiring Way One Woman Learned To Embrace Her Scars

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women

In January, Michelle Elman made a promise to herself to wear a bikini despite the hurtful comments people made about her scars. Now, she’s ...

Woman Dominates Body-Shamers With Brave Before-And-After Photos

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women

Women's bodies are scrutinized at every shape and size. Society's skewed standards of beauty can lead women to believe they're never skinny ...

14 Women Pose Naked To Redefine 'American Beauty' On Their Own Terms

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women

The "American beauty" comes in all shapes, sizes, ages and colors.  That's what photographer Carey Fruth set out to prove with her phot...

Fat People Are People. That's Still A Radical Idea.

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women

  So Ariana Grande licked a donut, declared her disdain for America and received a ton of backlash. In a new video called "Ha...

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

'Multicultural Boob Revolution' Necklaces Celebrate Body Positivity, Diversity And Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents

 A pair of best friends from Queensland, Australia are working to promote body positivity, foster diversity and normalize breastfeeding through a...

Olympic Hammer Thrower Amanda Bingson Is A Body Positivity Queen

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women

Amanda Bingson's route to appearing nude on the cover of a popular U.S. magazine might seem a bit unconventional for the particular milestone.&nb...

The Nipples Of Art History Get An Instagram-Friendly Makeover

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.09.2015 | Arts

Are you scandalized by that particular combo of areola and nip that appears on a female form? You know, the salacious peachy patch of skin absolutely ...

Nude Female Athletes Preach Body Love On ESPN's Cover

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women

Sometimes, we need a little reminder that athletes -- like other humans -- come in all shapes and sizes. ESPN's annual Body Issue, which includes p...

Plus-Size Vlogger Doesn't Care If Her Bikini Body Makes You ‘Uncomfortable'

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women

"Why is it that someone else can dictate that you are not allowed to put something on your body that makes them uncomfortable?" Such is one of just...

The 'F-Word' We Need To Talk About

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women

Chubby, chunky, thick, plus-size -- all are vague euphemisms for a word society likes to avoid. Fat. For writer and director Katherine Alyse an...

The Truth About Fat Sex

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

It took me years -- years -- to say the word fat. It took what felt like an entire brain overhaul to say the words fat sex. And even now it's difficult to feel like a normal person. Fetish walking. Oh, the shame.

52 Times Western Art History Was Hella Body Positive (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts

This week, we simultaneously laughed and cringed reading Maddie Howard's xoJane essay, recounting her experience sleeping with an unworthy OKCupi...

Proof The ‘Bikini Body' Is Not A Thing

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women

You wanna know what you need to have a "bikini body"? A bikini. And a body. Laci Green agrees, reassuring viewers in her latest MTV Braless video ...

The Mid-Sex Realization That Changed Everything

Sarah Sapora | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

Confidence is aqueous and ever-changing. Just when you think you're grasping it in your hands, it can trickle through your fingers. I am reminded of this as I awkwardly haul a leg over the torso of my lover and sink into his chest as we sink deeper into the soft mattress in our room at the W.

Orgy For People With Disabilities Is Really About Empowerment

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weird News

A Toronto sex party scheduled for August has been called the first accessible orgy for people with disabilities. But one of the organizers took to ...

A Tale Of 10 Tummies

Joni Edelman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Joni Edelman

We assume a lot about people, and especially about their bodies. Maybe it somehow seems more reasonable to make assumptions about the things we can see. These women are my friends, my village, and they are willing to share their stories with you so that you may honor them.

A Bizarre Feminist Music Video Experiment Is Pretty Much Rocking Our World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts

Raise your hand if you've seen a bunch of women dancing together in a music video. (Everyone raises hand.) Now, raise your hand if you've ever...