When we first met fresh-faced beauty Yaya DaCosta, who became the runner-up on Tyra Banks's America's Next Top Model back in 2004, it was clear then that it wasn't the last time we'd be seeing her long legs, lovely smile and fluffy Afro on small screens.
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."
You know that skittish, trapped feeling you get when your children are uncooperative and you're running late? That's certainly worthy of our attention. Recognizing our emotional state requires that we tune in and notice.
It's impossible to scan the news or flip through a magazine these days without catching a glimpse of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, Stephanie Seymour or Christie Brinkley. Yes, these original "supermodels" are back -- and better than ever.
Even as I begin to compose this piece that has been swirling around within my head for weeks, probably all of my lifetime -- I'm still not completely convinced that I will toss it out into the world for all to see... but here goes.
Plus Size Fashion Weekend in São Paulo was all about that bass! Fashion enthusiasts gathered at the Frei Caneca Convention Center to watch models hit the runway wearing winter 2015 looks by top designers of Brazil.
The plan of the campaign is simple: to post a photo of the individual with a disability, to include the hashtag of a favorite major retailer along with the #IMREADY hashtag and to make a call for the retailer to participate.
Burning out at 15 is not what they talk about in the coming-of-age movies. It is not the common gossip at lockers and is not the topic that rules Friday night sleepovers. That is how it should be, though. Not just for teenagers, but for everyone.
Rachel hit bottom. She was no longer taking care of her children or talking to her family. "I was pretty much living on the streets doing things I never imagined I would be doing ... stealing, lying," she said. "I hated myself and was absolutely miserable. I wanted to die."
Research can be confounding when it comes to understanding what is considered best parenting practices these days. Do you praise a child's behavior or their character? Focus only on rewarding or also include punishment? Praise unconditionally or only in response to good behaviors?
I realize I am in the privileged position of having, by some trick of the genetic lottery, the type of body our society has deemed attractive. But that isn't why I love my body. I love it because body-positivity is a radical act of love.