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Body Shame

You're Not a Victoria's Secret Model, and That's Okay

Katie Hoffman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Katie Hoffman

No matter who you are or what you look like -- and for most of us, it's nothing like a Victoria's Secret model -- you should take ownership of how you feel about your own body.

(Not) Finding Love Through Textual Chemistry

Josh Sabarra | Posted 01.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

Technology is a danger of the contemporary dating landscape. I don't have it all figured out, but I have developed the "Donovan Rule:" No frequent calling or texting before the first meeting - and no overnight bags on Date 1.

My AA: Approval Anonymous

Josh Sabarra | Posted 12.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

In my entire 40 years, I've never once been high or intoxicated. Still, an AA program would serve me well. Approval Anonymous. A support group that could help eliminate my need to be accepted by other people and direct me toward the sense of self that I am just beginning to claim after decades of living inauthentically.

I'm 25 And My Hair Is Falling Out

Jackie Nguyen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Jackie Nguyen

Sure, I'm balding. Shitty. And the situation really f**king sucks. But sometimes, in the realm of bigger problems that I don't have, it doesn't. There is an abundance that I am incredibly thankful and happy for -- you have no idea.

My Secret: I Was One of Those Girls Who Had Sex With Older Men on the Internet

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Yes, there was something wrong, but it wasn't with me, and my cyber sex was nothing more than a symptom of something bigger. It was my way of showing that I felt out of control and helpless.

The Milestone I Wasn't Ready For

Amanda Magee | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Avery ate a Freeze Pop and watched a crew of teenage girls of all sizes race around a pool. I wish that I didn't, but I found myself thinking, I'm so glad that she's just eating a popsicle. I don't want the day to come when it becomes about calories and whether or not she deserves it.

Why Instagram Removed This Woman's Picture

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women

There are a lot of butts on Instagram, but not all of them are deemed acceptable for user viewing. (An image below was considered NSFW by Instagra...

Why 'The Biggest Loser' Shouldn't Be Used as Weight Loss Motivation

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Lovejoy

Now it seems that the show isn't just about the successes and the weight loss of the people involved, but rather a form of entertainment for the viewers. It's no longer about helping these souls, but objectifying their health and well-being in order to gain ratings on the television.

Turning Body Shame Into Body Love

Mary Pritchard | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

The next time you look in the mirror, really look at yourself and transform all of those negative statements into positive ones. And don't just hone in on the body parts you like, either -- this is an equal opportunity body love moment.

The Moment I Stopped Shaming My Body

Akirah Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

I recently hit a MAJOR body/weight/exercise milestone. No, I didn't lose 10 pounds. Nope, I didn't finish a half-marathon. Nah, my pants aren't feeling any looser. My milestone involves me... in the nude... looking in the mirror. And rather than beating myself up for what I saw, I gave myself grace.

In Praise of an Extra 20 Pounds

Heather Donahue | Posted 09.11.2013 | Good News
Heather Donahue

I carry an extra 20 pounds, which I prefer to the extra 40 that I used to have. I've come to think them as individuals, these 20 hangers-on, but when considered together they constitute my powerful Corps de Chub.

Another Reason Why Your Dress Size Doesn't Matter

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.23.2013 | Women

Thank you, Tim Gunn, for alerting us to this incredible infographic the New York Times created to show us just how meaningless dress sizes are. Th...

Woman Makes Showtime Documentary About Her Intersex Condition

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women

Hart was diagnosed with androgen insensitivity syndrome - in which the body is chromosomally male but doesn't respond to testosterone, so it develops ...

How Obnoxious Are the Voices in Your Head?

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Do we tend to get fairly self-critical, and focus on the negative, instead of the positive, when left to the mercy of that mirror and brutal lighting?

Sex Advice for both Jessica Simpsons

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Alvear

What works in the bedroom works outside of it. If you don't want to be judged strictly by your body place the attention outside of it. Be a vehicle for pleasure not an object to be looked at.