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Jes Baker

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

Joni Edelman | Posted 12.04.2016 | 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.

Why I Embrace Calling Myself Fat

Jes Baker | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women
Jes Baker

Things that matter right now: I'm fat. No really, that's the most important thing. Yes, I am also intelligent, snarky, kind, radical, compassionate...

The Message All Fat Women Deserve To Hear

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women

"This is for all the people who have spent their entire life feeling horrible about their bodies." That's how writer and activist Jes Baker introduces...

This Is What A Truly Diverse Plus-Size Campaign Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.24.2015 | Women

Body love activist Jes Baker was disappointed by the lack of diversity in Lane Bryant's #ImNoAngel campaign, so she made her own series of ads. Bak...

Why You Should Learn To #LoveTheMirror

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.09.2015 | Women

Is "love the mirror" on your list of things to accomplish in 2015? It should be. A new photo campaign, developed by blogger and activist Jes Baker...

96 Bodies You Won't See On Billboards -- But Should

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women

Only 5 percent of women have the type of body we see on billboards and in TV commercials. The "Expose" project wants you to see the remaining 95 pe...

It's Our Brains That Need Fixing -- Not Our Bodies

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women

"We put our life on hold, we stunt it, because of our bodies." That's the startling truth blogger and speaker Jes Baker shared in a May 2014 TEDx t...

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...

These Gorgeous Images Show Us Why Women Of All Ages Need Body Love

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

All women need to love their bodies -- no matter their age. That's the premise behind a new photo series from blogger Jes Baker and photographer Ja...

This Photo Series Redefines What Is 'Sexy'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.19.2014 | Women

Sexual attractiveness does not come in one thin, white package. Men and women of all types can possess some serious sex appeal, and thus, it follows t...

'Smash The Scale' Is The New Year's 'Revolution' You NeedTo Know About

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.31.2013 | Women

Instead of adding "losing weight" to your New Year's to-do list, blogger Jes Baker says you should do something much more radical: destroy your scale ...

The Stunning Ads We WISH Existed

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.17.2013 | Women

"I wholeheartedly believed for 26 years that it was impossible for a short and fat (or socially shunned) woman to date a not short, not fat (or social...