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Healthy Body Image

When A Healthy Lifestyle Becomes Unhealthy Living

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Chelsey Wilson

Most people only ever associate fitness with positive connotations and results; however, this has become far from the truth for many individuals, espe...

Why You Should Have Boudoir Photos Taken at Any Age - My Experience Taking it Off

Keri Vaca | Posted 02.09.2017 | San Francisco
Keri Vaca

I recommend that every woman treats herself to a boudoir shoot. Don't wait for the perfect time because there isn't one. Just do it, I promise you won't regret it.

Just the Way You Are

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.23.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Whether or not you believe it, you deserve love, just as you are. No, not you minus twenty pounds or plus two cup sizes. Not you with more money or less body hair. Not you with more accolades or fewer past failures. The very raw, unedited version of you.

Why I'm #PlusPositive

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.22.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I don't like the idea of women above a size 2 being made to feel ostracized because of their size, but I think that the label of "Plus Size" is a great one, and I'm proud to call myself a Plus Size Model.

Why You Shouldn't Take Those "Fatso" Comments to Heart

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women
Melinda Parrish

I just really want to share the truth of the sadness that I carry with me, and how it shows up in my life. I hope that little girls will get to grow up in a kinder world, and have more body positivity present in their lives as a result of body advocates like Ashley Graham stepping into the spotlight recently.

I Had a Cup of Coffee With Lisa Aviva

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.12.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As with her spiritual life, Lisa wants to design a collection for women where the pieces flow together seamlessly. The pieces are designed as a capsule collection that can be worn together in a variety of combinations to create numerous, different outfits.

Dear 45-Year-Old Body, Let's Make Peace Already

Dina Strada | Posted 09.23.2016 | Women
Dina Strada

I consider myself to be a kind, thoughtful and loving person, and I'd never treat a perfect stranger -- even one being a complete jerk to me -- the way I treated you.

Rebecca Adams

25 Women Bare Their Gloriously Unretouched Thighs

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women

When you think of your thighs, what descriptors comes to mind? Are they "thick"? "Honest"? "Magical"? One word many women associate with their thi...

This Model's Body Image Advice Is Truly Inspiring

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.11.2016 | Women
Teen Vogue

After Ashley showed off all of her magazine covers that the people in the fashion industry told her she'd never get, she left the audience with these inspiring words: "Be you. Be real. Be authentic. Be your favorite kind of woman. And remember, this is the generation of body diversity."

11 Ways to Love Your Body Now

Lauren Koski | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Lauren Koski

We often don't appreciate our health until it's gone; thinking of things your body allows you to do can really put things into perspective

Don't Call This Woman's Bathing Suit Photo 'Brave'

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women

Plus-size fashionista Jessica Kane is sick and tired of people calling her "brave" for wearing a swimsuit. So she posted a glamorous bathing suit shot...

Yes, These Sports Illustrated Models Are Plus Size. So What?

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.12.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

It's not up to Sports Illustrated to define what plus size is. The only way women are going to feel good about how we look is to shut out all the noise and accept ourselves, accept the women around us, whatever size we are.

Building Body Image: 4 Tips to Teach Your Kids

KnowMore TV | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
KnowMore TV

It's not enough to only stop complaining about your own body; we must also compliment ourselves and show pride in our bodies. What you say becomes the script running through your child's mind.

10 Curvy Models Calvin Klein Could Have Used Instead

DebateOut | Posted 01.14.2015 | Style
DebateOut

Huge fashion brands, time and time again, fail to include diverse body types in order to challenge unattainable beauty norms and become more reflective of society. Myla Dalbesio serves as a reminder that successful models don't need to be stick thin.

Sick of the 'Love Your Body at Any Size' Campaigns?

Jenn Hand | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Jenn Hand

We aren't born hating our bodies. Somewhere along the way we learn that we need to be thinner, smaller, skinnier to be better. And the good news is that with a little digging, we can unlearn all of it, as well.

Size of Being Buried Alive

Karen Cigna | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

Learning that I am more than the size of my body is allowing is about learning to love myself from the inside out through thin and thick times.

12 Non-Cliché Beauty Lessons According To Your Favorite Celebs

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 08.08.2014 | Teen

It's hard to wake up feeling 100 percent confident and in love with our bodies every day. When we're constantly being bombarded with different message...

Lessons on Bathing Suits From a Little Girl in Lycra

Sarah Chang | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Sarah Chang

When I first found out Gemma was a girl, I made a conscious promise to abandon any body image issues -- or at least confine them to my own mind. I certainly didn't want to pass that type of negativity on to my girl. And now, with two daughters, it's a goal that's even more poignant

Wish List for Our Children: Be Kind, Be Strong, and Love Who You Are

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

We make sure you eat your vegetables and cross our fingers that you will sleep through the night. We encourage you to say "please" and share your toys. These are important lessons, but you will soon learn that our hopes for you are much bigger than the day to day tasks that take up so much of our times as parents.

Carly Ledbetter

Kate Upton Makes Me Feel Beautiful, And Here's Why

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.30.2014 | Style

My name is Carly Ledbetter, and I am not a supermodel. Besides my willowly frame and love for high heels, I'm not even close. I did a hat photo sh...

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 ...

Do I Look Fat?

Karen Cigna | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

If you are not sure if your life and you are more than the size of your body, I can assure you that your life and you are. You are the one and only you that has had your unique set of life experiences, thoughts, feelings opinions and talents. You are your smile, your love of music, nature, art and any and all qualities that make you unique.

Hilarious, Body-Positive Fitspiration? We Found It

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Women

If you've ever looked to the Internet for a bit of healthy lifestyle encouragement, you might have come across "fitspiration." While its origins may h...

Body Truth Trumps Body Shame

Liz Olson | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Olson

Instilled in us was the belief that words had power and truth mattered. And when it came to something as important as your body, there was no room for confusion about the parts you were born with or the things they did. 

How to Get the Saggy Boob Look

Mr. Kate | Posted 03.11.2014 | Style
Mr. Kate

There are some deep cultural implications that we can glean from this here saggy boob or perceived saggy boob syndrome. The truth is, my boobs aren't really THAT saggy, but I think what's deceptive about their downward persuasion is that they're REAL!