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The Truth About Asian-American Body Image

Judy Lee | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Judy Lee

Isn't it strange that it's second nature to pose yourself and monitor your body every couple of seconds as if you were meant to be a nice object to be looked at approvingly? I've only fairly recently found that these things aren't and shouldn't be second nature.

Despicable Fat-Shaming Campaign Aims To Reveal People's ‘#ThinnerBeauty’

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women

"No shaming please. No hate speech please." That's what was written in the About section in a new "skinny acceptance" campaign called Project Harpoon ...

The Chive Used A Woman's Recovery Photos As Thinspiration

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women

(The content of this article may be disturbing to some readers.) When 27-year-old Anne Marie Sengillo shared images from her recovery from anorexia...

Rebecca Adams

The Dark Side Of 'Fitspiration' | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women

This article contains language and graphic descriptions that may be triggering for those who struggle with disordered eating. Just a few months ago...

Adam Richman Demonstrates The Quickest Way To Lose A TV Show

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment

Adam Richman's new show, "Man Finds Food," has been yanked from the schedule by Travel Channel after the host got into an ugly fight on Instagram in w...

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...

Can Thinspiration Really Be #Banned From Instagram?

Lauren Duca | Posted 10.28.2013 | Women
Lauren Duca

The thinspiration movement won't be done away with by blocking the #thinspo hashtag, and the resilience of pro-ana websites proves that. So, if Insta-bans won't work, what can we do?

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

With One Small Change, Could Google Fight Thinspo? | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women

Kathy Benn believes her older daughter, Shelby Starner, had an epiphany on the night of June 22, 2003. Shelby, 19, had been struggling with bulimia fo...

A Step Towards Ending 'Thinspiration' On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.18.2013 | Women

In January, the Huffington Post took a look at the thinspiration community on Twitter in light of the company's statements that they had no intention ...

Is 'Thinspo' for Guys Any Less Harmful Than 'Thinspo' For Girls?

Cristen Conger | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Cristen Conger

Even though the media have reported on "thinspiration" -- a.k.a. thinspo -- websites for more than a decade, one of the first direct acknowledgement...

What Teens Are Saying About The 'Thigh Gap' Obsession... (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 04.02.2013 | Teen

Whether it's a desire for a flatter stomach, toned legs or a lower body mass index, many young women, unfortunately, are no stranger struggling with b...

Is YouTube Poised To Become The Next 'Thinspo' Frontier?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.28.2013 | Women

YouTube isn't just home to TV show clips, cute kid videos and animal videos. According to new research, it's also yet another online platform inadvert...

Thigh Gap A Growing Obsession Online... But Not Necessarily At The Surgeon's Office

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 04.01.2013 | Style

"I used to think there was just fat and skinny," a wise girl once told us. "But apparently there's lots of things that can be wrong on your body." ...

Is Twitter A Breeding Ground For Pro-Anorexia?

Christina Huffington | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women

Not unlike the the disease it promotes, the online pro-anorexia community has a sneaky way of coming back just when you thought you had it beat. Proli...

Instagram Still Promotes Eating Disorders, Charity Says

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Although Instagram has taken some steps to ban hashtags and images that celebrate eating disorders, one charity is still concerned that the photo-shar...

Why 'Thinspo' And 'Pro-Ana' Are The Same Thing

HelloGiggles | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women

Kate Upton is fat, everyone. True, the stunning 20-year-old somehow managed to sneak under the vigilant radar of the Skinny Police and land the cov...

'Fitspiration': Why It Isn't So Inspirational

Lexie Kite | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women
Lexie Kite

If you are on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter, you have seen fitness inspiration images just in time for "bikini season" to motivate you to "get fit" -- we call them "fitspiration." This is NOT healthy or inspiring.

Tyra Banks: I Used To Be 'Too Heavy' To Be A Model

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.17.2012 | Black Voices

It's hard to imagine the fashion world without Tyra Banks. We would have never seen her signature runway walk, been obsessed with "America's Next Top ...

Tyra Banks: 'Considered Too Heavy' To Be A Model

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

It's hard to imagine the fashion world without Tyra Banks. We would have never seen her signature runway walk, been obsessed with "America's Next Top ...

Instagram Bans 'Thinspo'

Posted 04.23.2012 | Teen

When Tumblr and Pinterest came under fire for housing 'thinspiration' communities that actively encourage eating disorders, a more hidden community on...

Are 'Thinspo' Bans Really Working?

Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

Despite campaigns to take down "Thinspo" content from Tumblr and Pinterest, the material continues to emerge on different online communities, causing ...

Pinterest Cracks Down On Thinspirational Images

The Daily Beast | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

From The Daily Beast: The photo-sharing site has been a runaway social-media success--but it's also filled with ‘thinspirational' pictures. Isabe...

Why Are These Girls Crying?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.29.2012 | Teen

In a new dark corner of the Internet, young women are uploading photos of themselves in tears -- supposedly in the name of art. The project, Webca...

'Thinspo' Finds A New Home On Instagram

The Huffingon Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.28.2012 | Teen

Online 'thinspiration' communities -- where members share photos of emaciated women, weight loss tips, and 'motivational' quotes -- have recently been...

It's Been A Big Week For Body Talk

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.11.2012 | Home

With one of the most pressurized holidays for women almost upon us, it's as good a time as any to ask: what was with all the retrograde news this week...