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I Know What Beauty Looks Like

Romina Ressia | Posted 08.01.2016 | Arts
Romina Ressia

This project explores the idea of beauty and the role of photography and new media in the interpretation of what we understand as beauty.

Craig Ryder Discusses the Road to Bringing 'Real Women' to the West End

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Craig Ryder is about to fulfill a promise he made to a group of 13 women back in 2012. A veteran of film, television, and stage, his promise the grou...

This Poet Perfectly Debunks The 'Real Woman' Trope

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women

"Real women cook, real women clean, real women raise children, real women really want children. Real women wear makeup but real women also... don't we...

The Seriously Real Female Character in Fiction Eats Real Food

Kristen Houghton | Posted 02.15.2017 | Books
Kristen Houghton

My character PI Cate Harlow eats. I mean really eats; normal food like pizza, panini, and pasta. And she likes her Merlot too. Add to that she's got a...

What They Did Wrong: How 4 Women Wish Their Partners Had Proposed

BRIDES | Posted 02.02.2017 | Weddings

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose Many women wouldn't change a thing when it comes to the ways their partners popped the qu...

3 Divorced Women Reveal What Could Have Made Their Marriages Work

BRIDES | Posted 02.02.2017 | Weddings

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose t's always smart to learn from your own mistakes. But when it comes to marriage, sometim...

5 Women Share What It's Like To Be Divorced Before 30

Women's Health | Posted 10.26.2016 | Divorce
Women's Health

No one walks down the aisle on their wedding day with visions of their future divorce dancing in their heads, but statistics show separation is inevitable for some couples. This is especially true for the ones who get hitched young.

Why Real Women With Real Style Deserve to Be on the Cover of a Magazine

Meredith Rollins | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Meredith Rollins

The media spends a lot of time pretending to celebrate diversity, sending up a self-congratulatory cheer whenever a magazine puts someone who isn't pin-thin on a cover. It's a step in the right direction, but it's awfully small.

This Is What Happens When 'Real Women' Are Photoshopped

Posted 02.14.2014 | Women

"This is how I've always wanted to see myself. But now that I see it, I'm questioning why I ever wanted to look like that." That's what one woman s...

Real Women Share What They Love and Hate About Award Season

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Valerie Tejeda

Instead of sharing my opinion on award shows, I decided to speak with real women and discover what they can't get enough of, and what makes their skin crawl. So, here are eight things women love and hate about award season.

Rock Your body!

Sara Jane Baker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Sara Jane Baker

There are so many factors that can affect the way we see ourselves. We see advertisements that sway us into buying certain products. We read magazines that make us want to dress a certain way. But are all these things keeping our confidence up as well? To what extent does this affect the way we feel about ourselves?

Dana Oliver

The 45 Best Beauty Street Style Moments From Fashion Week | Dana Oliver | Posted 09.13.2013 | Style

While I was busy running backstage between the tents at Lincoln Center and Milk Studios to capture all of New York Fashion Week's Spring 2014 beauty l...

LOOK: Woman's Raw Self-Portraits Spotlight Body Image

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.03.2013 | Women

For many of us, the idea of photographing our lowest, loneliest moments for the public to see would be enough to pull the covers over our head and hid...

LOOK: This Is What Real 'Bikini Bodies' Look Like

Posted 03.29.2013 | Women

It's only March and we're already seeing it: "Kate Beckinsale's Hot Bikini Body: Tips From Her Trainer"; "Snooki is 'Beach Body Ready' in New Bikini P...

LOOK: 7 Stunning Nudes That Showcase Women's Real Bodies

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.22.2013 | Women

Female nudity isn't hard to come by in the media, but the bodies we see usually represent a fairly limited scope of sizes and shapes. The Nu Project, ...

Is Modesty in Women Overrated?

Anjali Sareen | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Anjali Sareen

As women, why are we allowed to celebrate "traditional" events like getting married and having children, but expected to humbly ignore our personal and professional accomplishments?

Confident Women Can Change the World

Jennifer Hyman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Style
Jennifer Hyman

The solution to breeding self-confidence in women is to celebrate that their reality, Spanx and all, is aspirational in and of itself. That reality is all of the things that make us amazing women -- like our smarts, or our humor or how we love. Beauty is a thing, not the thing.

Real Men Don't Exist

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

The idea of Real Men and Real Women is marginalizing to anyone who doesn't fall into the "correct" bin.

12 Women We Love For Their Souls... Not Lingerie

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Who are the men Esquire's talking about? What is it that we love about these women? Their factory-fresh "breasts"? Their naughty smiles? Are those things truly what men at their best love about women?