Body Image

Body Image, Sports

Amanda Bingson’s ESPN Body Issue Cover Is What We Need To See More Of In Magazines!

Amanda Bingson’s ESPN Body Issue Cover Is What We Need To See More Of In Magazines!

In 2014, the annual ESPN Body Image issue featured pro baseball player Prince Fielder who caused a huge stir because of his physique which is outside the general norms seen […]

Body Image

Blogger Brittany Gibbons Says It’s Time To Stop Calling Plus Size Women Who Wear Bikinis “Brave”

Blogger Brittany Gibbons Says It’s Time To Stop Calling Plus Size Women Who Wear Bikinis “Brave”

When diversity is seen as something extraordinary and out of the norm, that’s when you know we still haven’t done a good enough job changing our attitudes toward the variation […]

Body Image, Contributors

I Inherited My Mother’s Insecurities So I Started A Body Positive Org. For Girls To Break The Cycle

I Inherited My Mother’s Insecurities So I Started A Body Positive Org. For Girls To Break The Cycle

By Christina Verzijl I live in the wonderfully eclectic and exceptionally warm city of San Antonio, Texas where I run a positive body positive program called Body Project 4 High […]

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Model Ashley Graham Said She Loves Her Cellulite In A TED Talk…& It Was Awesome!

Model Ashley Graham Said She Loves Her Cellulite In A TED Talk…& It Was Awesome!

How often do you look in your mirror and tell yourself how damn beautiful and awesome you are? If you answered “not much”, you wouldn’t be alone. Which is why […]

Body Image

‘Cosmic Cuties’ Is The Body Positive Feminist Cartoon Series We’ve Been Waiting For!

‘Cosmic Cuties’ Is The Body Positive Feminist Cartoon Series We’ve Been Waiting For!

Body image is an issue that transcends race, age, socio-economic background and any other factor that divides us on a daily basis. The truth of the matter is if you […]

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Has Size 22 Supermodel Tess Holliday Tipped The Scales In Body Diversity’s Favor?

Has Size 22 Supermodel Tess Holliday Tipped The Scales In Body Diversity’s Favor?

By now you have no doubt heard of Tess Holliday, formerly Tess Munster. She is a blogger, model and positive body image advocate that has been taking the world by […]

Body Image, Fashion & Beauty

What Other Labels Could Learn From Smart Glamour’s ‘All Bodies Are Good Bodies’ Campaign

What Other Labels Could Learn From Smart Glamour’s ‘All Bodies Are Good Bodies’ Campaign

Are we all good and settled on the whole body image campaign debate yet? Nope, certainly not. For many decades we’ve seen one type of woman that was deemed beautiful, […]

Body Image, Fashion & Beauty

New French Law Bans Models With Eating Disorders – Helpful Or Harmful?

New French Law Bans Models With Eating Disorders – Helpful Or Harmful?

A new French law is set to change the way the fashion industry operates and also how the standards of beauty are portrayed in one of the fashion capitals of […]

Body Image, Causes

Dove France Confronts Negative Self-Talk With ‘One Beautiful Thought’ Campaign

Dove France Confronts Negative Self-Talk With ‘One Beautiful Thought’ Campaign

We all look at ourselves in the mirror and immediately criticize parts of our body. It has become second nature, right? Now imagine instead of thinking those negative thoughts, they […]

Body Image

Artist Photoshops Herself 126 Times To Point Out Ridiculous Industry Beauty Standards

Artist Photoshops Herself 126 Times To Point Out Ridiculous Industry Beauty Standards

When we look at issues relating to body image and connect it with mainstream fashion, beauty, advertising and media, the conversations have started to change drastically. There are numerous women […]

Body Image, Causes

Dove And Twitter’s New Campaign Aims To Tackle Hate-Talk On Social Media

Dove And Twitter’s New Campaign Aims To Tackle Hate-Talk On Social Media

We all do it, let’s be honest. We all have criticisms about our appearance and have voiced those out loud, and maybe even on social media. Perhaps you are one […]

Body Image, Fashion & Beauty

Clothing Label Teams Up With Eating Disorder Org. To Promote Healthy Body Standards

Clothing Label Teams Up With Eating Disorder Org. To Promote Healthy Body Standards

At the beginning of 2014, American Eagle’s offshoot brand Aerie Lingerie launched a campaign called #AerieReal which featured a series of women who weren’t supermodels, who weren’t retouched and who […]

Body Image

Plus Size Model Tess Holliday’s Major Deal Proves Beauty Standards Are Diversifying

Plus Size Model Tess Holliday’s Major Deal Proves Beauty Standards Are Diversifying

Warning: this is not news! Beauty “standards” are ridiculous and history has shown that they continue to change. Yet when you look at the effect of the media on young […]

Body Image, Family Life

New Research Suggests Parents Play A Key Role In A Child’s Developing Body Image

New Research Suggests Parents Play A Key Role In A Child’s Developing Body Image

We are constantly bombarded with images of men and women in the media, in advertising, online and in fashion that teach us how to look and what an “ideal” body […]

Body Image

Why Do Women With Curls Think They Need Straight Hair To Be Beautiful?

Why Do Women With Curls Think They Need Straight Hair To Be Beautiful?

Many of us women probably grew up knowing that one friend (or perhaps it was us!) who was always so insecure about her curly hair. And we would often look […]