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Womens Body Image

Just the Way You Are

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.23.2015 | 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 10.22.2015 | 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.

How One Woman Is Convincing Fellow Moms Their Bodies Aren't 'Ruined'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents

Minnesota mom Angie Roder Sonrode hopes her documentary project will change the conversation about postpartum bodies. In September, Son...

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

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.14.2015 | 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 10.12.2015 | 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.

16 Women Share Their 'Perfect Imperfections' In Mom's Stunning Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents

Photographer Neely Ker-Fox knows what it's like to struggle with body image issues during and after pregnancy. After giving birth to her second child,...

5 Empowering New Ways to See Your Unique Beauty

Rachael Yahne | Posted 08.07.2015 | Style
Rachael Yahne

I'm a cancer survivor, and during chemotherapy, I lost every strand of hair on my head. When chemo starts, it's not as if every hair on your head falls out simultaneously.

Emma Gray

Telling Women That Men Find Curves Attractive Is Not The Way To Solve Body Issues | Emma Gray | Posted 03.19.2015 | Women

One man thinks he's found the answer to solving women's body image problems: male approval. Child health expert Aric Sigman told The Telegraph tha...

I'm Not Pregnant. It's Just My Belly

Brittany Policastro | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

As we continue to integrate in a world that so often tells us how to feel, how to look, and has a very precise definition of beauty, it is so important for each one of us to check in and see if we agree with these standards. It is time for us to create our own standards. For me, this begins with speaking our truth, loving our bodies and rocking our bellies.

Standards Of Beauty Sound Even More Ridiculous When They're Said Aloud

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women

Just imagine a salesperson saying, "If you buy this top, you will appear thin and consequently be beautiful and well-liked." Sounds ridiculous, right?...

What It's Really Like After Breast Cancer Treatment

Betsy Hnath | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Betsy Hnath

As I look in my bathroom mirror even the skin made so angry from radiation is only a shade or two darker than the right. And yet there is not one part of my reflection that looks attractive to me. I wonder if I will ever turn the corner and begin to accept what I see.

10 Total Strangers Got Naked Together -- And Found Body Acceptance

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women

"Making a commitment to be part of this was kind of terrifying." That's what one woman in "SHINE," a short video from The Goddess Project, said of ...

Let's Nip This Bikini Body Thing in the Bud

Katie Lowe | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Katie Lowe

Why do we allow ourselves to get stuck in patterns of pathological dieting, shaming and self-loathing, disordered eating habits, misogyny and social anxieties over what is, essentially, a couple of napkins held together with string?

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.

What Types Of Bodies Do Men Prefer?

Mike Alvear | Posted 02.17.2014 | Style
Mike Alvear

What do men want in a woman? What do they want women to look like? It's important to know because you'll have a much better chance of attracting mal...

Christie Brinkley: The Internet Can Be An 'Ugly Place'

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.14.2013 | Style

Being a model requires a lot more than having a pretty face and attractive figure. Having thick skin comes in handy, too, especially when you're tryin...

10 Things Only Women With Small Boobs Understand

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Maybe I am like a Sim character, and used up too many points in the ass department to have any left for the chest area when I was created. Who knows.

The Age Women Are Happiest With Their Bodies

Posted 08.22.2013 | Women

Anyone anxious about turning 30 should take heart -- women are most confident about their bodies during that decade. British skin and body care c...

Is Your Body Image Getting in the Way of Your Sex Life?

Mike Alvear | Posted 07.08.2013 | Style
Mike Alvear

If appearance anxiety is getting the best of you in the bedroom, don't look at women's magazines for answers -- they'll just show you how to be more creative about hiding your perceived flaws.

What Reading Books Like This May Do To You

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.31.2013 | Women

Readers of "chick lit," beware -- the woman-targeted fiction genre might not be as harmless as it seems. Reading about a protagonist with low body-est...

Why I Took A Bath In Public

Dana Oliver | Posted 02.10.2013 | Style
Dana Oliver

I had to strip down and face my tall, lanky frame -- what better place to do it than a bathhouse?

Sex Sells Is Never Going Out of Style

Brittany McDonald | Posted 07.20.2012 | Style
Brittany McDonald

What makes a respectable modern day woman, is a female who doesn't have to trade in her sex appeal to be considered strong, and doesn't have to trade in her brains to be sexy. We are now both.

How We Really See Our Bodies

Posted 05.04.2012 | Healthy Living

We are, simultaneously, a population with gravely high obesity rates and major insecurities surrounding weight and appearance -- no matter how high or...

My Harvard Speech

Franca Sozzani | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

The media is so numerous today and they all convey the image of a thin woman. We will do our best, but it will be impossible to fight this widespread idea of thinness all by ourselves. Everybody must do their part.

Would You Work Out in A Sports Bra in Public?

Jenny Gaither | Posted 05.23.2012 | Women
Jenny Gaither

"Excuse me, Miss? if I asked you to participate in a fitness class right now, in broad daylight, in the middle of Union Square Park in a sports bra, would you do it?"