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Womens Self Esteem

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.

I Am 40, Hear Me Roar

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

I'm not alone. Middle age has become hijacked by industries capitalizing on and creating our deepest fears -- selling us fast fixes of pills, procedures, Botox and gear.

Five Easy Tips to Inner Beauty

Cristina Carlino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Cristina Carlino

My daughter, not my cosmetics, helped me recapture my timeless and ageless beauty. She brought the beauty back to my life -- inside and out.

Don't Be A Plastic Surgery Nightmare

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

Life is about accepting who you are from the inside first. Stop trying to always fix yourself. Also, don't fix yourself externally unless you are willing to fix yourself internally first.

Her Future: How Women Can Live Happy Lives

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Up until the age of twenty-five I was searching for happiness on the outside. I had a bad case of what I call the "when I haves." For example, "When I have that next boyfriend then I'll be happy."

FACE IT: 'Watching Women Age' Goes Prime Time?

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

You see, my theory is that the country won't be free from terrorism until every single American has been on at least one reality show. Why else would this hideous trend continue ceaselessly?

In Defense of Wrinkles

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

Men's wrinkled faces are "craggy" and "rugged." Women's are "lined" and "worn." Men get theirs through a lifetime of adventures, while ours come from being old and tired.

To Vajayjay or Not to Vajayjay

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Stein

Advertisers shape cultural mindsets through carefully crafted campaign messages. When those messages are shrouded in euphemisms, does anyone know what it is we're really talking about?

The Queen of Your Own Life ... Queen Lite

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Claim your Beauty. We all need to do this. I'll never forget the day I realized that although I was never going to look like Christy Brinkley, Christy Brinkley was never going to look like me either.

My Relationship with Food: A Reflection of Self

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

I used to think that my remarkable ability to add and drop pounds at will was a function of my relationship with food. So I was as surprised as anyone to discover that it actually reflected my relationship with myself.

FACE IT: Time for A New Movement to Lift Spirits, Not Faces

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Slowly, the women began opening up and what started on the surface as an intellectual discussion about career change, unfolded intossues much more rooted in their identities.