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I Never Thought I'd Become A Bikini Competitor. Here's How It's Changed My Life.
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It's not all about spray tans and the perfect body.
This Size 24 Model Was 'Terrified' Of An Underwear Photo Shoot. The Results Are Extraordinary.
La’Shaunae Steward said that at the Universal Standard gig, she was thinking, "I don’t know how I’m going to do this."
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STYLE & BEAUTY
25 Cheeky Gifts For People Who Don't Mind A Little Nudity
All bodies are good bodies.
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Anne-Marie's Approach To Body Positivity Is Refreshingly Honest
The "2002" singer is one of the most honest voices in the body positive movement.
'Somebody Has To Speak Up For Us': What It's Like To Change The Picture Of Obesity With Your Photo
"Stepping out and doing what you believe in is scary, especially when you know your ideas are not welcomed by the majority."
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STYLE & BEAUTY
Lizzo Is A Body Positive Style Icon To Watch
We'd happily raid the rapper's closet any day.
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What It's Actually Like To Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder
It's not the same as poor body image -- and we need to stop treating it as such.
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Aly Raisman Worries About Her Photos On Instagram Too
The six-time Olympic gymnastics medalist opens up about self-esteem, bad body-image days and the truth about happy Instagram posts.
This Children's Book Is A How-To Guide For Body Positivity
"Learning to Love Your Body" tackles impossible beauty standards.
This Body-Positive Model Thrives On Going Un-Retouched. Here's How She Handles A Bad Body Image Day.
Denise Bidot on stretch marks, cellulite and keeping it 100 percent real.
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Ask A Dad: My Son Was Suspended For Bullying. Did He Get A Raw Deal?
I've had enough of the "he hits her because he likes her" foolishness.
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Can Miss America Ever Change Enough For It To Be Relevant?
HuffPost spoke with Gretchen Carlson and past winners about nixing the bikini competition and the future of the pageant during the Me Too era.
STYLE & BEAUTY
Tess Holliday Tells Critics 'Not To Worry About My Fat Ass' On Cosmo Cover
She also called out Piers Morgan for his body-shaming comments.
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Amy Schumer To Fan Who Facetuned Her Bikini Photo: 'I Love My Body'
Thankfully, the fan wised up and deleted the post.
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What Netflix's 'Insatiable' Gets Wrong About Body Positivity
"Insatiable" is a reminder that there’s still a long way to go for a body positive society.
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Why This Woman Takes Hateful Comments From Trolls And Puts Them On Her Naked Body
Laura Delarato began to ponder why men online who are strangers feel they have the power to make women feel bad or attempt to dictate how we feel about our bodies.
Jeannie Mai Said Her 'Frail' Body Didn't Match The Shape Of Her Spirit. So She Changed It.
The talk show host has gained 20 pounds -- and taken control of her life.
Más Mejor Comedy Showcase: Gina Brillon Shares Wedding Troubles
There’s no need to lose weight to fit in the wedding dress of your dreams ― comedian Gina Brillon has another solution.
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Body Neutrality Is A Body Image Movement That Doesn't Focus On Your Appearance
By Leigh Weingus, On Assignment For HuffPost
Experts say it could be better for your mental health than body positivity.
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Guy Branum: I'm Tired Of Watching Famous Straight Guys Show Us What Gay Sex Is Like
So frequently we just assume that a straight white guy is capable of writing about anyone and understanding their perspective.
Beyoncé Shouts Out 'My Little FUPA' In Vogue And People Are Here For It
Don't know what a FUPA is? Let us help you.
Blogger Katie Sturino Shares A Very Important Point About Clothing Sizes And Happiness
The entrepreneur says she's much nicer to her body at a size 16 than she ever was at a size 12.
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Aly Raisman Says She Sometimes Felt Her 'Muscles Weren't Feminine Enough'
The six-time Olympic medalist said her athletic physique used to make her feel insecure while bra shopping.
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The Kardashians Are Toxic To The Body Positive Movement
Case in point: Millions of followers just watched Khloe use "anorexic" as a compliment.
The Beautiful Thing That Happened When This Amputee Posed In A Bathing Suit For The First Time
Marsha Elle, a longtime amputee, didn't even wear shorts in public until she was 23.
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You May Have Never Heard Of Anorexia Nostalgia, But It’s A Real Thing, And I Have It
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It’s a shameful secret few will talk about when you’re fighting for your life.
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