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Lindy West is known for her body positive activism. She is a feminist, a writer, and an advocate for body acceptance. But due to recent comments, she has exposed that her body love standpoint may be pretty hypocritical. Last week, West took to twitter to criticize Christina Hoff Sommers, a well-known conservative feminist. West’s tweet […]

September 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM

“Not one drop of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me” -Quincy Jones. I love this quote; it’s a quote I wished I had heard in my teens. Your worth and validity as a person has absolutely nothing to do with someone else’s opinion of you. When we overcome our anxieties and self-doubts, the […]

September 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM

If we are totally honest, being body positive isn’t always easy. It can be exhausting, frustrating, and disheartening when the world criticizes you, or you wind up criticizing yourself. So, we took the opportunity to round up some of our favorite body positive quotes. They aren’t ours, but they are super important. Put them on […]

If you’re a millennial who is into food, you have probably heard of Spoon University. What’s super exciting, is that they released an email ad that is totally celebrating women of all shapes and sizes. Vegan foodie, Allie Fenwick, wrote the article, and we’re obsessed. First of all, shout out to you Allie. Not just […]

August 31, 2016 at 12:00 PM

One of our favorite IGers put up a post that every one of us needs to read. There’s a diet that you should be on, and it’s totally organic. Seriously, having some feels this morning. What sort of people do you follow on your media accounts? Are the bodies sustainable of attainable? Do they make […]

August 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM

There is a major double standard in Hollywood when it comes to aging celebrities. Male actors not only land roles, but leading roles, in films at any and every age. Female actors, on the other hand, rarely land lead roles in feature films over the age of forty. If they do, aging is part of […]

August 31, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Beauty is the passion to which we dedicate our energy everyday to making our life happen. As a woman, living in today’s society seems to be a game show where you need to favor one over the other – only one box contains the jackpot. As if a woman, once she embraces her gender has […]

The bedrock of fashion is trends, from the flappers of the Twenties, to the mod darlings of the Sixties, bell-bottom disco divas of the Seventies and the list goes on and on. These trends were played out in clothes, hairstyles, make-up and yes, body types. As a result of social and economic changes, different body […]

August 18, 2016 at 11:00 AM

In her new collection of essays, Schumer gives readers an inside look to what her road to fame has been. And while we’ve been able to witness brands pony her out as ‘the curve face’ and one of the few women in Hollywood who isn’t on a crazy crash diet to try to fit into […]

Ronda Rousey has had to deal with her fair share of body image issues in the spotlight–remember when she instagrammed a photo of herself on television, not knowing someone had photoshopped her body in the picture? And even though she apologized, and it wasn’t her fault in the slightest, it’s still sad that society wanted […]

August 10, 2016 at 8:00 AM

If you haven’t seen, queen of appropriation, Kylie Jenner, decided to don a new hairstyle for her 19th birthday. Red hair, nbd. Cornrows? Cue an insanely heavy sigh and my ears turning the color of her hair dye. I have no doubt many of you will just scroll to the comments and say things like, […]

In short, Bo Stanley is amazing. She’s a surfer, model, activist, and former Bachelor contestant. You know that’s a great IG bio. She makes overachievers feel like slackers and can warm up a room with her smile at the same time. Talent, girl. That’s what we call talent. So, we couldn’t help ourselves when given the opportunity […]

Victoria’s Secret, Martha Hunt is gorgeous just the way she is. She definitely doesn’t need a super-elongated arm that will jut out from Stella Maxwell’s shoulder. I mean, if that’s the way her body was originally, sure, but we have a feeling the photo below is a *teeny* bit altered. Critics are saying that Hunt’s […]

Actress Chrissy Metz is known for her role on American Horror Story, but this fall she is starring in NBC’s new hit show, This Is Us. And for the first time in a very long time, a curve woman will be on national television, not laughing or being made fun of for her weight, giving […]

August 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM

In a first person article on PopSugar, one writer decided to share her story about overcoming her fear and hatred of full-length mirrors. I found this story particularly interesting because there’s been a lot of discussion about mirrors hurting or helping the curve community. Blink Fitness decided to take down mirrors one day of the week […]

Body Image Movement has done something very popular and quite eye-opening by asking one hundred people on the street to describe their bodies in one word. When I think about my body in one word, the first word that comes to mind is beautiful, but if I had to say more I feel like I […]

Coco Rocha recently took her place in modeling to the next level, and is now Brand Director and a major stakeholder in Nomad Mgmt Modeling Agency. It’s a smart move for Coco, as Nomad Mgmt founder, Damon Rutland was the one who discovered her way back when she was only fourteen years old. According to WWD, Coco’s role […]

We received a message from one of our followers, Krisi Kaz, who was pretty upset about a video where a small-minded feminist-hater named Nate decided to explain to the world why “fat acceptance,” is bad for society. To be fair, he thought he did a pretty great job. We hate to give him video views, […]

I’ve watched many documentaries and films on ballerinas, and more specifically Misty Copeland, who has paved the way for African-American dancers to believe they too can become a world-renown Principal ballerina. So when I read her interview with New York Magazine today, my crush on Misty grew even larger because of her ability to speak […]

Rarely do stars come out and talk about their body image issues. We can blame it on society’s obsession with perfection, or the unrealistic standards that women are expected to live up to, but it’s a rare occasion for a star to admit that they struggle when they look in the mirror. One of our […]

Over the weekend, Indian model Sonalika Sahay was part of a panel at India’s Lakme Fashion Week’s (LFW). India Times reported on Sonalika’s  participation in the competition, quickly realizing her fondness for one of the curvy models in the competition. According to India Times, “…It came as no surprise when the results came out. She didn’t […]

All around fabulous human being, Ashley Graham, is just not dealing with the nonsense. An image on her IG of her in a white two-piece outfit and a leather jacket somehow incited a SERIOUS freak out by some of her fans. Glam squad magic ???? A photo posted by A S H L E Y […]

There are a lot of wonderful women promoting body-positivity out there, and we’d totally be remiss if we didn’t mention Joby Bach in that group. She’s not here for the nonsense, and is all about accepting your body for what it looks like, just the way it is. “The driving force behind the body positivity […]

July 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM

We had an interesting response on one of our IG posts this morning. Someone understood why taking pictures of someone without consent was wrong, but saw no issue with body shaming. While we respect that people differ in opinion, we would be remiss if we did not address this idea. Dani Mathers took a photo of […]

Model Ebonee Davis is quickly becoming fashion new favorite model for good reason–she’s outspoken, has a great personality, and is obviously gorgeous. And just after she announced being part of the new Calvin Klein campaign, which is the equivalent of the stamp of approval from fashion people and a guarantee that you will get lots […]

There has been a lot of chatter about suppression, depictions of individuals, and appearance in the last week due to violence surrounding police and the Black community. The country has been on edge, and we have seen quite a few individuals from a variety of backgrounds unleash their frustration surrounding these and other issues of […]

There are some people that you can follow their style over a span of time, and only gain more and more respect for their love of fashion and their sense of style. Alexa Chung is one of those people. She always is willing to take a risk, manages to excel at looking polished but not […]

Sometimes, you meet people and you spend the rest of your first interaction wishing you had known them forever. That’s how it feels to meet Jessamyn Stanley. It will not matter if you meet her in person, over a Skype call, or in an email – she is the personification of warmth. This light and […]

Bad day for ASOS.

There has been a marked increase in songs that are celebratory, but Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful” will be on repeat in the RunwayRiot office for months to come. She gave the exclusive to Cosmopolitan, but we are so moved by her work. She decided to feature a variety of individuals in the video […]

Lingerie campaigns can be really tough to look at. Especially the ones from Victoria Secret with every model fitting into sample sizes, and pushed up bras to the highest of heavens, it’s hard to relate to. Fortunately for us, Curvy Kate’s new campaign, #TheNewSexy is just what we needed. The UK line caters to fuller […]

We’ve got a semi-unhealthy obsession with badass yogis here at the Riot. To be honest, part of it is because yoga is an athletic practice that does not constantly teach women that they have to lose weight. A lot of yoga is about wellness and meditation while also being good for your body. We are […]

It’s easy to love Fergie. The girl-power member of The Black Eyed Peas has been holding it down for ladies since the early 2000s, but her new video was kind of a bummer. Fergie and her team gave the term milf a new meaning by turning the acronym into Moms I’d Like to Follow, but […]

July 5, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Give me a compelling reason why it is absolutely necessary to body shame someone’s weight or appearance and I will show you someone genuinely misinformed. There are very few things that are as unproductive as body shaming. Off of the top of my head, a few would be: going up a down escalator trying to […]

Stop everything, and let’s honor Queen Sabina Karlsson for a second here. She’s a curvy model. She’s a size 14. She’s a freckle face. A redhead. Mixed. And she just booked Milk Makeup for a new campaign. This is all of the things fabulous, and we are all about supporting brands who support the range […]

July 1, 2016 at 3:30 PM

One of our behind the scenes moments sparked an interesting thought for me. We had our RunwayRiot leadership meeting yesterday, and Iskra was excited for a photoshoot she had to do that had to be totally sans makeup. This sounds unbelievably exciting, but I recognize there are plenty of women who may not feel the […]