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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 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 […]

In a recent article in Newsweek, mother Rasika Boice opened up about the struggles of finding a size for her young daughter, only to see the words ‘Plus’ and ‘Slim’ in the girls categories on Old Navy’s website. She went on to say, “I couldn’t believe it. The risk of these labels to damage a young person’s […]

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 11, 2016 at 3:00 PM

We had some really interesting responses to our article on cornrows. Lots of people got it, but others disagreed. Some people responded with, “I’ll wear my hair however I want,” while others went with “Well, that wouldn’t have offended me,” to “Well, I’m unfollowing because this is ridiculous.” The most interesting was, “I thought this […]

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 […]

Writer Heidi Anderson recently saw Taryn Brumfitt’s documentary Embrace. We’ve covered it a few times because we’re so excited to see it, and desperately want to see more women make films that aren’t censored about the female body. And since we haven’t been able to see the movie just yet, it was a special treat to read […]

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, […]

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 […]

We want to be up front here: there are far more important things that are happening right now than whether or not Taylor Swift knew about Kanye’s lyrics. My personal view on that (speaking solely as a human being) – Kanye has a song called, “That’s My Bitch”; are you really surprised that he called […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Pilates instructor is one of the healthiest and fittest people I know. She was swimming at her gym when an eight-year-old girl came over to her and said, “Oh, you’re not doing it right! I can teach you how to swim so that you can lose more weight!” We were stunned. This is what […]

June 30, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Years ago, soon after making the decision to commit to loving my body more each day, I came across a magazine article featuring Crystal Renn. I then picked up a copy of her book, Hungry. It completely changed the course of my life. Throughout the years, that book has continuously inspired me to fully accept […]

June 29, 2016 at 12:15 PM

We are living in a beautiful time of  body-love revolution. Supermodels such as Ashley Graham, Robyn Lawley, and our very own Iskra Lawrence are proving to women that you can love and care for your body at any size. Actresses including Melissa McCarthy and Amy Schumer are speaking up about about body image and proving […]

Let’s tread a bit carefully today. InWestern society, the subject of weight loss has become very perverted and now carries thousands of negative, harmful connotations of which it may never be completely rid. So when you read the words “weight loss” throughout this post, try to imagine the unhealthy sub categories that are usually linked to […]

I never heard my mother complaining about her body. She never stood in front of a mirror picking herself apart. She never saw food as her enemy. She exercised because it felt good, not because she felt guilty about eating treats like ice cream and pizza. After her pregnancies, she stayed active, as she always […]

Turning lemons into lemonade.

This has to be a joke.

We need a bigger butt.

Last week, we reported on Lena Dunham calling out Tentaciones Magazine for slimming her thighs and retouching her image for the cover. Naturally, the cover got a lot of praise for making Dunham look completely different than she does in real life and Twitter went crazy. This all further begged the question of why female […]

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