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I Don't Want to Make the Thin Girl Ugly

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I suspect I won't ever be able to fully succeed in making everyone happy. So, in revisiting my petition after all the kerfuffle, I've gotten some clarity. These are the two goals I hope my petition can reach.

My Daughter Can Never Know I Think I'm Fat

Keesha Beckford | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Keesha Beckford

I never want my daughter to know that at any given moment, I see myself as 5-10 pounds shy of my goal weight. And happiness. And I never want her think that a natural part of being a woman is living in a chronic low-grade fever of body dissatisfaction.

This Spoken Word Poem Exposes A Dark Truth About Body Image

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women

Even those of us that love -- or at least accept -- our bodies tend to wish we were a little skinnier or toned or smooth or flat. YouTube user Dodie ...

How Can You Truly Feel Your Body Without Instantly Hating Upon It?

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

By attaching a positive note to your daily body-loving rituals, you begin to associate your body with comforting, delightful things, which strengthens your relationship with your body and helps to feel more at home in your skin.

'Skinny Bliss' Is Anything But

Sophia Herbst | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Sophia Herbst

I don't even know how I know of this number. Only that I know it, and my friends know it, and my mom knows it. Somehow, somewhere along the road, I was taught that if I want to have a flat stomach and tight tushy, I need to limit my calories to 1,200 a day and do cardio.

Body Shaming, More or Less

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Sara Esther Crispe

Tell a young woman that she is beautiful when she is under 100 lbs. and see just how willing she will be to watch that scale tip. Remind her of how thin she is every time you see her, and she will do anything in her power to remain that way.

George Balanchine: the Human Cost of an Artistic Legacy

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

George Balanchine co-founded America's first world-class ballet school, choreographed more than 400 works for the stage, launched the careers of a dozen stars and died an undisputed modern master -- the most influential figure in 20th century dance.

You Are Amazing (and Don't Let Anyone Tell You Differently!)

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.21.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

Every day, we criticize ourselves. We put ourselves down and we bully ourselves. We are amazing creatures, and our bodies and minds deserve love an respect.

Go Breastfeed In The Bathroom? Thanks, But No Thanks.

Jade Beall | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Jade Beall

I got over being petrified at offending someone so I could feed my baby. I got over not wanting to photograph myself breastfeeding. I got over needing to feel shameful for what I needed to do.

Thank Your Body

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

Have you taken the time to thank your body today? We look at our bodies more and more with disdain than with love, which perpetuates the negativity we feel towards ourselves.

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls

Jes Baker | Posted 02.25.2014 | Women
Jes Baker

You're allowed to fall in love with yourself. I promise. This will be the scariest thing you will ever do, and that's okay. It will also be the most amazing (albeit super gradual) experience you will ever have.

'Am I Ugly?' A Massive Online Community Reveals Surprising Truths About Body Insecurity

Annabelle Buggle | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Annabelle Buggle

People are social animals: it's in our nature to crave approval from those around us, and it's only normal to want to be accepted -- and, more than that, admired. In this image-obsessed society, it makes sense that we'd want to get an idea of what others see when they look at us. Are we pretty, or are we ugly?

So You're Feeling Too Fat to Be Photographed...

Teresa S. Porter | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Teresa S. Porter

Listen. I hear you. You're a few pounds heavier than you like. I completely understand how you feel. Isn't it amazing we can see the beauty in our best friends, sisters, mothers, and aunts without the slightest thought to their flaws... but can obsess for hours on our own imperfections?

What It Was REALLY Like To Get Properly Fitted For A Bra

Robin Hoffman | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

I leave the store boobs and head held high. I'd gotten exactly what I wanted and had never treated myself to. I go home to practice my shimmy for my next underwear first -- a black lace nightgown.

A Little Too Big

Julia Musto | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Julia Musto

When you try to reason out why not eating is sexy, nothing makes any sense. The only person who can really turn it around is yourself. Once you think about what you want and what you are willing to do, you will find the perfect weight and healthy mindset for yourself.

Why Do So Many Women Hate Their Bodies?

Posted 10.24.2013 | Fifty

It's every husband's greatest fear. "Does this make me look fat?" his wife asks, as she hesitantly stands eyeing her figure in the mirror. Be careful ...

I Want The Whole World To Hear What I Told My Daughter About Her Body

Emily L. Hauser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Emily L. Hauser

Maybe together, we adults can make the world in which our little girls are growing into wonderful women a better place. Please help me. We're the adults. My daughter, and probably yours, needs our help.

This Video Perfectly Explains Why Body Image Is Different For Women

Posted 10.10.2013 | Women

"Women in my family have been shrinking for decades," declares Lily Myers. Her slam poem, "Shrinking Women," which won Best Love Poem at the 2013 C...

Everyone Feels Like Crap in the Dressing Room (So Let's Stop Hating Ourselves)

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

There is this myth that we tell ourselves that clothes magically fit everyone else, and it's just our own terribly misshapen bodies that are the anomaly.

BEAUTIFUL ME... The Emma, Alyson, and Katie Hance Project

Jackie and Warren Hance | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jackie and Warren Hance

There is a sad statistic we would like to share with you: Only 2 percent of women think they are beautiful.

I'm Not Afraid to Say I Think I'm Beautiful

Shannon Bindler | Posted 11.19.2013 | Style
Shannon Bindler

Call me fat, call me old (or too thin and young), but I'm not afraid to tell the world that I think I'm beautiful. And no, I'm not a self-obsessed narcissist. I'm just sick and tired of advertisers, corporations and beauty products telling me I need to fix myself.

The Dark Side of Modeling: What I Learned as a Plus Size Model

Tess Munster | Posted 10.21.2013 | Women
Tess Munster

Modeling, and especially living your life in the public eye, is by far the hardest thing I've ever done. We are breeding a generation of young girls and guys who think their worth is based on their looks and how many "likes" they get. You can say "It's always been this way," but I can tell you, it hasn't.

My Definition Of Healthy Is Better Than Yours

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

For me, health means strength. Health means trying each day to treat my body well. That kind of health goes beyond just diet and exercise. It comes in a variety of sizes. And if you don't carry that size in your store, I'm happy to take my money elsewhere.

How to Stay Sane in an Insane Weight World

Katherine Brooking | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Katherine Brooking

I'm not suggesting that we should tune out all celebrity/model-related media. I think that what's important is that we learn to become critical consumers of the media and put the images that we see into what I like to call a "perspective filter."

9 Habits Of People Who Love Their Weight

Posted 05.29.2013 | 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...