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Womens Self Esteem

9 Habits Of People Who Love Their Weight

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul They're healthy -- but not stick-skinny. They eat well -- most of the time. And while they don't love shopping for a swimsuit, they...

Brooke Elliott: Promoting Positive Body Image in a Weight-Obsessed World

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.23.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

I totally love Brooke Elliott. She is perfect just the way she is and she makes me feel comfortable in my own body and with my own weight.

Why You Haven't Met Your Match

Damona Hoffman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Damona Hoffman

They are keeping you from loving yourself unconditionally. They are a crutch that keeps you hobbling through your dating life. They are the thick, wool coat that insulates you from being left out in the cold.

5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Feel Beautiful

Posted 04.10.2013 | OWN

By Val Monroe You know that little voice that relentlessly berates you whenever you look in the mirror, the one that makes you wince every time...

STUDY: Facebook Use Affects BMI And Credit Card Debt

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 03.20.2013 | Women

Social commentators have issued warning after warning that social media use can be detrimental to self-esteem. A recent paper out of the University o...

WATCH: Three Words That Started A Phenomenon

OWN | Posted 02.22.2013 | OWN

When artist Matthew Hoffman moved to Chicago in 2003, he wanted to spread some love. Little did he know that his good intention would become a worldwi...

My Vagina Needs Plastic Surgery?

Toni Nagy | Posted 03.11.2013 | Comedy
Toni Nagy

According to plastic surgeons all over the world, my vagina is an unholy mess and needs to be fixed with plastic surgery. You are probably wondering, "Wait, what is wrong with her fur burger?"

Eat, People (Not a Zombie Blog)

Katie Goodman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Katie Goodman

That's my suggestion for this holiday. Start looking at what you've bought into. Get some therapeutic help to look at why you overeat. Make a decision that you are just not going to give it all the attention you normally do. Ever again.

Fat, Fit and Foxy!

Claire Amber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Claire Amber

Start treating yourself and your body temple with respect and love, no matter how huge you feel. Go for the gold, the job, the guy. Be bold, be courageous! Let weight loss be a natural and effortless consequence of feeling good, having fun, and being excited about life.

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.

Do I Look Fat In This Body?

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 11.18.2012 | Women
Kathy Carter Woods

I have been every size from 2 - 24. I have adopted vegan diets and I've binged out like a fiend. I have exercised responsibly and run until I passed out. You wanna know what made my life feel good? I mean, really, really good? Giving up body hate.

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.

Julee Wilson

Find Your Swimsuit Confidence

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Black Voices

Swimsuit season is upon us, and although we're definitely ready for some fun-filled days in the sun, perhaps the thought of baring our bodies is not ...

Ashley Judd's Puffy-Faced Sisterhood

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 06.17.2012 | Media
Lauren Ashburn

It's hard not to get down on yourself when someone tells you or that you're ugly, fat, untalented. Judd helped remind us that even when the negative accusations attempt to pierce your self-esteem, the best medicine is to fight back.

On Beauty in the Age of Gloss

Victoria Foyt | Posted 03.26.2012 | Books
Victoria Foyt

Call me over-imaginative, but I fear that our fixation on external beauty is now as useless and as cumbersome to our survival as if we had reptilian tails.

Facebook Poses and Pygmalion

Mary Keck | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Mary Keck

The photo is taken from a phone that's been lifted high above her head. When it's posted, her face is front and center, a sultry smile on her lips, and you can see right down her shirt.

I Belonged

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.06.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Don't let the awkward, uncomfortable, or uncertain moments defeat you. It may take a few days, weeks, or even months to fully recognize, but with time you'll see that you carry your own unique talents or thoughts to the "party."

Why Beauty Ads Should Be Legislated

Seth Matlins | Posted 10.22.2011 | Women
Seth Matlins

Today we are beginning our campaign to create The Self-Esteem Act, a bill requiring "truth in advertising" labels be attached to advertising and editorials with models photoshopped or airbrushed to a meaningful degree.

Honest Talk in the Body Acceptance Movement

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Style
Rosalind Wiseman

It is essential to women's emotional health to love their body in spite of the constant messages we get that we only deserve to do so if we are as thin as we are told to be. But somewhere along the way we lost the overall point.

What Does Your Dress Size Say About You? A Popular Website Says, "Not Much!"

Kate Fridkis | Posted 10.09.2011 | Women
Kate Fridkis

I love to look at real women's bodies. Like everyone else, I sometimes need to be reminded that my own body is perfectly normal.

'The Body Love Manual' by Elizabeth 'Lily' Hills

Juliette Fretté | Posted 02.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Juliette Fretté

Ironically, now that women can vote, lead companies, and run the free world, we are increasingly prone to oppressing ourselves by starving our bodies.

'Bra Recyclers' Donate Lingerie To Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Elaine Birks-Mitchell was guilty of stowing-away unused bras. Deciding it was time to recycle her lingerie for a cause, she founded The Bra Recyclers ...

See Yourself As Beautiful: Replace Magic Potions With Cognitive Solutions

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Success comes when we understand that boosting our self image results not only from caring for ourselves, but from making changes in the way we think about beauty.

Defining Beauty

Katherine Schwarzenegger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Katherine Schwarzenegger

In today's society, it seems like everyone is on the move to be at their most perfect, but what for? So you can look like the woman you saw on a billboard?

Love What You Have

Stella Ellis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stella Ellis

Life goes by fast, so now is the time to start living your life to the fullest. Don't wait until you're a certain size to lead a happy, productive life! No more waiting--live now.