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September 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM

In terms of body posi IG pages, unless you’re living under a rock, chances are you follow our girls @IAmIskra, @NourishAndEat, @ItsRachaelForster, @TheAshleyGraham, @CrystalRenn, etc. Surrounding yourself with body love can be a great way to take back the power that “thinspiration” pages and body bullies have attempted to take away. Here are just a […]

Tim Gunn wasn’t pleased with Emily Ratajkowski’s choice of attire for the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party. According to Vanity Fair, the Fashion Police star called Emily’s dress “repugnant.” He said, “This dress is so appallingly vulgar and revealing. Why wear anything? Why not just take it all off?” His co-star, NeNe Leakes, responded, “You guys […]

Lisa Lampanelli talked to the New York Times about her struggles with body image, and we can relate. During what was only her fifth standup comedy performance, after Lisa’s amazing set, the next comedian was on stage and an unamused audience member called out, “Bring back the fat chick!” Lampanelli said, “I was insecure and […]

Apparently people don’t think Gigi Hadid has a right to defend herself. According to Marie Claire, while in Milan for fashion week, Gigi was actually physically grabbed and picked up by a man who is believed to be Vitalii Sediuk, known prankster who preys on celebrities. The whole incident was caught on video. Gigi was […]

September 22, 2016 at 12:34 PM

According to Quartz, boy policymakers and scientists are in agreement that everyone should have access to green areas. The ability to spend time in nature is conducive to exercise and activity. Studies and surveys show that those living in places with more green areas have less anxiety, sadness, and anger. A photo posted by Butch […]

Even in elementary school, girls have no tolerance for boys’ inappropriate behavior! This week the Huffington Post shared an adorable list of rules that a 5th grade student wrote to her classmate after he apparently got too close for comfort. The girl entitled her list “Rules + Regulations” and addressed it to her classmate, Noah. […]

According to the Guardian, Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester, is working to promote positive body image by encouraging teens to challenge traditional beauty standards. This monday she took a trip to Cheltenham’s All Saints Academy to talk to teenagers about body image. This was the first of many planned school talks she will hold on […]

September 20, 2016 at 12:54 PM

It is no secret that many believe yoga, like other forms of exercise, can help to improve body image. But some people believe the body positive energy is even stronger with naked yoga. In an article this weekend by Joanne Viviano, nude yoga instructor Amy Patterson explained how the practice changed her view of […]

As the Daily Mail reported this weekend, Paola Torrente, the model who was runner up in the Miss Italy pageant, is being body shamed by a cruel internet troll. Torrente is a twenty-two-year-old model who wears a size fourteen. She came in second in the 2016 Miss Italy Pageant, only to quickly be criticized by […]

September 19, 2016 at 8:37 AM

YouTube beauty blogger Rachel Levin just posted a beautiful video reminding us to be conscious of how we talk about our selves and our own bodies. As People Magazine reported this weekend, her video, entitled “I Am Ugly,” features Levin criticizing her own “flaws” while looking in the mirror. A young version of herself the […]

This week E! Online reported that, in an interview for October’s W magazine, Halle Berry explained that she was turned down roles due to her good looks. Berry explained to the mag that she was “discounted as an actor” when people learned she had come from the business of modeling and beauty pageants. For example, […]

This week Marie Claire UK pointed out just how freaked people are about the fact that Whoopi Goldberg has no eyebrows. In an interview with VH1, Goldberg reportedly revealed that she does not like to have facial hair and chose to shave off her eyebrows. They later grew back and were itchy, so she decided […]

Here we go again, time to scrutinize the alleged weight loss of yet another model. Recently Ashley Graham was criticized, based off of a single Instagram photo, for supposedly losing weight. Some of those who had claimed look up to Graham as a body posi role model were angered by what they though to be […]

September 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Celine Dion has been through a hell of a lot over this past year, with the passing of both her husband and her brother. Even so, she is back to work doing what she has always been passionate about, and we admire her determination and commitment to her art. A photo posted by Céline Dion […]

According to VTDigger, this weekend Vermont-based filmmaker Bess O’Brien is premiering her documentary about eating disorders. She is known for her 2013 film “The Hungry Heart,” about drug addiction. O’Brien’s new film, “All of Me,” she tells the stories of patients and clinicians at the Vermont Center for Integrative Therapy. She aims to examine the […]

Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor is a mother of four children. According to the Telegraph, this summer she garnered media buzz after a woman asked if she was pregnant again on a night out during which she decided to skip the Spanx. Ellis-Bextor maintains that there is nothing wrong with having a “tummy” after having children. According […]

This weekend Refinery29 reported that, according to a new study in the journal, Body Image, super thin dolls cause young girls to have body image problems. Shocking, we know. The study examined girls from ages six to eight. Some played with traditional Barbie dolls, while others played with Tracy Turnblad dolls. Researchers also examined a […]

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 […]

Designer Christian Siriano made us very happy this fashion week. As the Hollywood Reporter mentioned yesterday, at his show for his spring 2017 line, five of Siriano’s runway models were plus-size. Alessandra Garcia Lorido, Precious Lee, Marquita Pring, Sabina Karlsson, and Georgia Pratt all walked in the show, along with straight-size models. Love these stunning […]

Actress Radhika Apte recently spoke with The News Minute about her new film “Parched.” Apte was asked about her sex scenes in the movie and the way in which people have objectified her in those scenes. Apte said, “You cannot control gaze… how someone chooses to view your body once it’s out in a public […]

Yesterday, We The Unicorns, an online YouTube guide, reported that the YouTuber known as “Fat Girl Flow” (or FGF) was getting criticism for calling out other plus-size vloggers. She posted a video entitled “Dear Body Positive YouTubers: That’s Not Body Positivity.” In the video she said, “There’s a big difference between liking plus-size clothing and […]

Fall is near, and it seems everyone excited about the change of season. Halloween is coming, pumpkin everything is coming, and “sweater season” is coming. Every summer we hear jokes about longing for the autumn/winter “sweater season,” as if it is the long-awaited antithesis to the dreaded “bikini season.” But why can’t we embrace fashion, […]

Recently, UK blogger Laura Mazza posted an inspiring side-by-side of her body pre- and post-pregnancy. She explained that, in the “before” photo, she was primarily living off of meat alone, with zero carbs and few vegetables. Mazza was taking progress photos constantly, and was never satisfied enough with her weight loss. She suffered from heartburn […]

Yesterday People reported on Mo’Nique flaunting her reported weight loss in her Instagram posts showing her dance workouts. It seems she is one of many celebrities who have constantly either being criticized for weight gain or praised for weight loss, back and forth, over the years. Oprah, Kirstie Alley, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson have […]

September 7, 2016 at 2:17 PM

In the October issue of Glamour, supermodel Kate Upton talks about being told to lose weight. It’s a story we’ve heard far too many times before. Gorgeous sample-size supermodel was told to lose weight in her early days of modeling. First there was Tyra, then Chrissy Teigen, now Kate. And they aren’t the only ones. […]

On Monday, Priyanka Yoshikawa was crowned Miss Japan. She is only the second biracial pageant contestant to win at major title in Japan. Yoshikawa’s mother is Japanese and her father is Indian. Last year, Ariana Miyamoto won the title of Miss Universe Japan. She is of mixed race, half black and half Japanese. Miyamoto received […]

September 6, 2016 at 1:25 PM

We see it everywhere. “Drop three dress sizes with this new program!” “Lose ten pounds in two weeks with this easy workout!” “Flatten your abs!” “Lift your booty!” The list goes on. Magazines, advertisements, and the media in general are pushing us to think solely about image when thinking about health and fitness. Exercise is […]

Celebrities are pressured to lose “baby weight” from the instant they give birth. In fact, many are questioned about their post-baby body plans from before their pregnancies are even over. Magazine covers are filled with “How I Got My Body Back” stories. Women are praised for leaving no traces of evidence that their bodies carried […]

We live in a beautiful time where many celebrities are speaking out about body positivity and body image, and fighting back against the narrow traditional ideal of beauty in the media. However, we are also living in a time of many impostors, those being the celebrities who cry “body love” one day and then completely […]

In the September issue of Shape magazine, Julianne hough talks about fitness, food, and how she maintains a healthy lifestyle. Hough explains that, when she was 19, she ate the minimum amount of food possible and exercised for two and a half hours per day. While hough’s body may have looked “fit” at the time, […]

Jaden Smith talked to Variety about his fashion line, which is all about gender neutral fashion.  Smith described his clothing to Variety as being for “the girl that wants to be a tomboy or the boy that wants to wear a skirt, and people try to condemn. We’re here for you. Tell us your stories. […]

NFL player Colin Kaepernick has recently lost a lot of weight, according to reports. He had three surgeries during this offseason, which some speculate to be the reason for his weight loss. While Kaepernick’s status in the NFL has been up for debate for multiple reasons lately, talk of his weight has been all over […]

Unisex fragrances are growing in popularity, and we are pretty excited about it. The UK’s Independent reported today that, while Comme des Garcons and Calvin Klein spearheaded the unisex fragrance trend in the 1990s, it is only now, finally, that larger brands are following suit. Fragrances are typically defined as either women’s perfumes or men’s […]

will be the first person to say I LOVE the Bridget Jones films. How could you not? The main character, played by Renee Zellweger, is relatable and lovable. Like many women, and unlike many leading ladies in film, she is not a sample size and is not perfectly made up at all times. In fact, […]

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 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM

I recently saw a celebrity interview where the woman was asked, “What are your beauty secrets?” What the interviewer meant to ask was, of course, what her “secrets” were to keeping up the physical appearance that our society deems beautiful. We see magazine articles and interviews on this topic all too often. We read about […]