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January 16, 2017 at 8:06 AM

  Artist and fashion designer Polet Guzman is on a mission to design pieces that empower women by giving them the opportunity to express themselves through wearable art with her brand, MUZA . She believes that all women should feel sexy and beautiful no matter the size so she started the blog series In bed with, a […]

January 15, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Written by Morgan Ruth McTiernan 2016 witnessed the dawning of a new era of beauty where the shift behind it is acceptance. That is, accepting everyone has differing perceptions of beauty. Movements and projects helmed by body positivity activists and both curve and straight sized models are calling for change. This is happening all over the […]

It’s time for me to be brutally honest. As much as I hate to admit it (and I hate even more to tell people), I suffer from scalp psoriasis. Being a part-time model with full-time NYC hustle, I’m sure you can imagine how this cramps my style to say the very least. I’m always wondering […]

The Golden Globes are not only a time to root for your favorite actor or actress but let’s face it it’s a great opportunity to check out some of the red carpet style and bodies too!  So many talented and fit female actors embrace their bodies by flaunting what they have no matter what their […]

Long gone are the days when women try to hide their curves and starve themselves to get rid of what they were naturally blessed with.  When Ashley Graham graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as the first ‘plus-size’ model it was evident that times have changed.  Additionally with celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Demi […]

In today’s world, there are about a thousand different paths a woman can take to reveal her inner beauty. With society continually setting high standards of beauty for us all, this can often give companies and industries the freedom to capitalize upon our insecurities as a means of making money. But with so many commercials, […]

January 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Drake said it best in his song Over. It may at first sound selfish, but it is the essence of more love and happiness in your life and the world. “Do you boo” in all your glory. Wear what you feel incredible in. Get fit for your health. Go live big. Cliche as it may […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fashion blogger and stylist Liz Black decided to take her love of fashion, and mock it’s outdated thinking toward sizing by posing with sample size to clothing, to show off just how tiny the samples on the runway are. In speaking with Yahoo Style Black of The You Do Do Magazine Spread she said, “I’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]

You may never realize how uncomfortable you are with your naked self until you do three things: Sleep naked Let someone see you naked Look at yourself naked in the mirror Sleeping naked may not feel comfortable if you’re used to sleeping in clothing. There are so many stories out there about how sleeping naked […]

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 […]

It’s taken about four years now, but Australian mother Taryn Brumfitt is finally closer to the international release of her new documentary Embrace.  As a professional speaker and entrepreneur, Taryn was at a crossroads in her life: she didn’t like what she saw in the mirror and she was contemplating plastic surgery. The only thing […]

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 […]

Everyone knows that a lot of the body image issues that women face today stem from things that were introduced to them as a child. It could be from television and only seeing a certain type of woman on the screen, in magazines only seeing a certain type body, or on billboards only seeing a specific […]

When scrolling through Instagram I happened to stumble upon Jazzmyne’s profile—a beautiful young woman, with great style so I was automatically interested. A friend had tagged me in a photo of hers since I love all things fashion and am always interested in women with different takes on fashion. For the past 20 years I've […]

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 […]

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 […]