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Contributors, Entertainment

‘American Pie Girls’ Rules’ Star Natasha Behnam On Choosing Not To Change Herself To Fit Hollywood’s Narrow Standards

‘American Pie Girls’ Rules’ Star Natasha Behnam On Choosing Not To Change Herself To Fit Hollywood’s Narrow Standards

A few months ago, when speaking about our industry, a fellow actor and dear friend of mine said to me, “if your truth isn’t accepted somewhere, why would you want […]

Body Image, Contributors

The Pop Culture Gaze – When Viral Body Image Terms Work To Take Away Our Agency & Autonomy

The Pop Culture Gaze – When Viral Body Image Terms Work To Take Away Our Agency & Autonomy

By Kaytie Coughlin Thick. Thic! Thicc. Sounds like the Tik Tok compilation? A big butt and even bigger thighs seems to be all the rage in body modification these days. […]

Body Image

Radical Book Of Essays Explores Body Image & Anatomy Through The Lived Experiences Of 37 People

Radical Book Of Essays Explores Body Image & Anatomy Through The Lived Experiences Of 37 People

Author and editor Kelly Jensen is building a career based on helping young adults feel more comfortable talking about complicated issues relevant to their lives, subjects that have been difficult for parents […]

Body Image

Embracing Your Postpartum Body And Ignoring The Pressure To “Bounce Back”

Embracing Your Postpartum Body And Ignoring The Pressure To “Bounce Back”

Every new mom is sick of celebrity “body after baby” stories. Women who gave birth yesterday and today lay next to the pool in a two-piece swimsuit promote unrealistic goals. […]

Fashion & Beauty

Factors To Consider When Looking To Purchase The Perfect Bra

Factors To Consider When Looking To Purchase The Perfect Bra

We’re all familiar with how great it feels to unclasp and take off your bra at the end of the day, but we’re also aware of how necessary they can […]

Celebrities, Contributors

You Don’t Need To Look Like A Celebrity Mom To Be A Good Mom

You Don’t Need To Look Like A Celebrity Mom To Be A Good Mom

By Rebecca Brown With the world of social media swiping us all away, it’s not a surprise to find out that we’re being influenced by celebrities and Instagram influencers more […]

Celebrities

No Shame In Change – Celebrities Who Admit Getting Plastic Surgery

No Shame In Change – Celebrities Who Admit Getting Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery has taken the world of beauty by a storm. No wonder, the haven of stunning looks – Hollywood – caught up with the trend long ago. But it’s […]

Body Image

Understanding Body Dysmorphia: The Harmful Effects Of Pushing Diets Towards Teen Girls

Understanding Body Dysmorphia: The Harmful Effects Of Pushing Diets Towards Teen Girls

By Hollie Jones We all know what it’s like to be a teenager staring unhappily at your body in the mirror, poking the bits you don’t like and trying to […]

Lifestyle

How To Give Your Body Confidence A Boost

How To Give Your Body Confidence A Boost

Having a poor body image can be very detrimental to your everyday life. Negative effects on your confidence and body image may mean you become disheartened, withdrawn and may even […]

Body Image

How I Found Acceptance With My Post-Baby Body

How I Found Acceptance With My Post-Baby Body

By Judy Fox As females, our physical appearance is often picked apart, not just by other people, but by ourselves too. As the saying goes, we are our own worst […]

Celebrities

8 Hollywood Personalities Disrupting The Industry’s Gender & Body Image Status Quo

8 Hollywood Personalities Disrupting The Industry’s Gender & Body Image Status Quo

In the wake of entertainment-centered movements such as #OscarsSoWhite and Time’s Up, conversations about the lack of nuanced representation of women, people of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ […]

Body Image, Contributors

From Fearless Girl To Fretful Teen: Why More & More Girls Are Growing Up Unhappy

From Fearless Girl To Fretful Teen: Why More & More Girls Are Growing Up Unhappy

By Kim McCabe She’s three and she sticks her tummy out proudly. 
She’s thirteen and she sucks her tummy in shamefully.
 What went wrong? She climbs a tree to play […]

Feminism

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Common, Priyanka Chopra & Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Share Powerful Social Messages

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Common, Priyanka Chopra & Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Share Powerful Social Messages

Welcome to another Feminist Friday column, the part of our week where we share a handful of our fave videos of the moment, relating to our definition of what it […]

Body Image

An Important Reminder Why Instagram “Fitspo” Accounts Are Not Your Body’s Best Friend

An Important Reminder Why Instagram “Fitspo” Accounts Are Not Your Body’s Best Friend

In today’s Instagram-obsessed culture, there’s huge pressure to “snap back” post-baby. When scrolling our timelines, we’re bombarded by a never-ending feed of seemingly perfect celeb bodies, and often struggle to […]

Body Image, Contributors

Why The Beauty Industry Won’t Survive In Its Current Form In A Post #MeToo World

Why The Beauty Industry Won’t Survive In Its Current Form In A Post #MeToo World

By Bron Stange TW: Sexual Assault and Body Image. At the end of 2012 when I completed my degree in Gender Studies, I remember being asked by several people, “What […]