Topic: self-esteem

Badass Blogger Rejects Shape Magazine’s Suggestion That She Cover Up Her Body To Fit Their Standards

Badass Blogger Rejects Shape Magazine's Suggestion That She Cover Up Her Body To Fit Their Standards

Last week, Shape magazine reached out to Brooke Birmingham, a blogger who documented her 170-pound weight loss on her site with the intention of featuring her as a success story in an upcoming issue. Birmingham was happy to oblige and sent in a photo, but was pretty irritated when Shape found her body to be lacking for their spread. More »

The Mindy Project Expertly Explains How Women See Themselves

The Mindy Project Expertly Explains How Women See Themselves

Last night’s episode of The Mindy Project focused on the fact that Mindy Kaling‘s lead character, Mindy, had never let a boyfriend see her completely naked, even during sex. This set up an episode wherein Mindy worked out with her coworker and sexual tension partner Danny (Chris Messina) eventually resulting in a hijinks-filled situational comedy standby: they accidentally see each other naked. The entire episode provided a worthwhile conversation about body image and confidence. More »