While I’m admittedly not one for grand romantic gestures or happiness, I think you’ll agree with me that some gestures for love go way too far. In today’s example, 20-year-old Bryanna Debinder lost 122 pounds over the course of a year with the express intention of getting idol Justin Bieber to notice her. More
Topic: body positive
We’ll never see any real change in the fashion industry if the motivation for it doesn’t come from inside. More
I love that she used herself in the photos. I love that she looks strong and happy. I love that she’s shown herself in different situations: working out, lounging around, being a normal woman in a normal life who cares about her body—just as much as she cares about her emotional and mental well being. More
I had so many reactions to this news. At first I was like, “Infinities of yes! Ban fat talk! Fat talk is bad!” More
You may have seen some coverage around the internet of the “Bodies Aren’t Ugly, Bullying Is” project, spearheaded by blogger Jes Baker of The Militant Baker. It’s a terrific project, one that I’m glad is getting more major attention. But what’s even better is that Baker has just penned a seriously amazing essay titled “Things no one will tell fat girls…so I will.” And I think Baker’s essay should be required reading for everyone who has a body, no matter their weight or their gender. More
There are a lot of ways to insult, shame, or oppress someone, but perhaps the most detrimental tools are the subtle microaggressions that we don’t even think about. More
In an ideal world, we’d all be perfectly content without the validation of other people’s compliments on our faces and bodies, but I don’t see any harm in encouraging us to tell each other what we find most beautiful. I asked you to send in stories of your best friends or significant others, and tell me what you found most beautiful about each other. More
In some ways, Photoshopping has made our lives better. I know that I use it when I notice a blemish in one of my hundreds of “selfies,” and immediately reach for the magic wand. You can’t post a photo of … More
As much as Hollywood, the media and advertisers like to think we are attracted to stick-thin models who are airbrushed and photoshopped to a “perfection” that doesn’t even resemble reality, we don’t. That’s why natural models are so awesome. They represent more of the true woman today, and we love their true bodies. It seems they would too. But, that’s not always the case.
We were actually pretty surprised to find out that these models struggle with body acceptance too–even though they are the ones who are encouraging us to accept our own “real” bodies. More
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