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Adam Rippon Opened Up About His Body Image Issues In The Olympics & It's So Important

Conversations surrounding body image issues in athletes are generally geared toward women, but one Olympian is opening about up about his own struggles to shed light on something that isn't usually discussed. After sitting down for an interview with …
By Julia Guerra

Demi Lovato’s Body Image Advice Will Make You Want To Post A Selfie ASAP

You wouldn't know it just by looking at her, but singer Demi Lovato spent years battling an eating disorder. The 24-year-old superstar recently stated she's "feeling better than ever," but that doesn't mean she doesn't need to give herself a body ima…
By Adam Silvers

How My Struggle With Body Image Turned Into A Complete Obsession

I order three shrimp tacos and a Diet Coke. The lady taking my order asks if I would like to make it a combo. I say "no." I don't need the chips. It's bad enough that I'm drinking a carbonated beverage and eating flour tortillas, sour cream and chee…
By Caroline Nelson

Rob Kardashian Opens Up About His Struggle With Body Image And Self-Esteem

Guys, why are we forcing Rob Kardashian back on television? He's a human being with feelings and insecurities and we're treating him like he's GD Punxsutawney Phil. We may never stop treating that little groundhog as though he exists merely to confr…
By Taylor Ortega

This Plus-Size Model Posted Emotional Message To Teen Self About Body Image

If you're a model, size is everything. Whether you're a Kate Moss-sized waif in a slip dress or a plus-size model in Lane Bryant lingerie, your body defines your career. That's a message never more clear than during Fashion Week, whether it's in New …
By Emily Arata

Renée Zellweger Pens Stern Open Letter In Response To Body Image Questions

Renée Zellweger is taking control of her own narrative. On Friday afternoon, the 47-year-old actress posted a strong open letter on the Huffington Post criticizing speculation over perceived changes in her appearance. She wrote, Not that it's anyone'…
By Joseph Milord

Serena Williams Just Gave The Best Advice For Anyone With Body Image Issues

When you're a one-of-a-kind champion athlete, half of arguably the strongest sibling duo in professional sports and a budding entrepreneur, can you still hear the haters? If you're Serena Williams, apparently not. In a new feature interview for the S…
By Emily Arata

This 'OITNB' Star Just Laid Out The Truth About Success And Body Image

When it comes to success, we only see the tip of the iceberg and never the massive amount of work that went into it. "Orange Is The New Black" star Dascha Polanco knows this all too well. You probably didn't know this about Polanco, who plays Daya on…
By Talia Koren

This Amazing Campaign Shows The Extreme Effects Social Media Has On Body Image

A few weeks ago, my friends and I were discussing the current "Instagram standard." We admitted to each other that some photos just aren't "good enough" to post on Instagram, even if we love them. And that while we might use hashtags like #doitforthe…
By Talia Koren

London To Ban Ads On Public Transportation That Promote Poor Body Image

Every time I see one of those subway ads about getting breast augmentation, it's impossible not to look at my own boobs and think, "Do I need that?" That's how ads on the subway work. You can't avoid looking at them, and sometimes they make you doubt…
By Talia Koren

Women With Poor Body Image Can Blame Parents Who Did This One Thing

I've blamed my mother for many things in the 24 years I've been alive: my name (I've been one of three Emilys in every job and class), my stubby fingers (inherited from her) and my cat's propensity to whine (my mom spoiled her). The one thing I've ne…
By Emily Arata

Model From Viral Thigh Gap Post Takes On Body Image In Powerful New Campaign

Last week, Iskra Lawrence, a 25-year-old model from Worcestershire, told toxic beauty standards to go suck it in an empowering Instagram post. https://instagram.com/p/BEypTbzLkzY/ Iskra shared a side-by-side photo of herself to demonstrate how easy i…
By Anna Menta

How Your Negative Body Image May Teach Your Daughter To Criticize Herself

I've spent most of my life trying to resolve weight issues stemming from a societal and cultural perspective that was handed down to me. Recently, I had an eye-opening conversation over a cup of coffee with friend who shared her own struggle with sel…
By Sabrina Gauer

How Getting A Tattoo Gave Me The Positive Body Image I Was Looking For

I've always wanted a tattoo. In high school, I spent countless hours on Pinterest scoping out ideas of art to decorate my body with. On my board called "Make the Mark," I pinned ideas of Harry Potter-themed tattoos, Van Gogh quotes, Hamsa symbols, su…
By Alexandra Leigh

Ronda Rousey's New Naked Shoot Further Proves She's A Body Image Icon

Listen, it's 2016. Women of all body types can be sexualized! Sports Illustrated certainly thinks so, anyhow. The magazine's annual Swimsuit Issue, infamous for being the softcore porn guys can look at on their work computers, most recently featured …
By Anna Menta

How Each Kardashian Promotes Positive Body Image Without Even Trying

The Kardashians have managed to be positive body role models. Before you start to disagree with me, hear me out. This pertains to Kylie, even with the lip challenge. This pertains to Kendall, even with people saying she's become too thin. This pertai…
By Dr. Pari

Why The New 'Curvy' Barbie Is Sending The Wrong Body Image Message

I spent my childhood playing with Barbies. I collected each one, making Skipper, Teresa, Christie and Midge part of my squad. Sorry, Balmain, but I had an army way before you did. Barbie’s one drawback, however, was that she never looked anything lik…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

Why Pregnant Kim Kardashian Could Teach Us All A Body Image Lesson

Kim Kardashian is pregnant. If you haven't heard that by now, Kris Jenner needs to hire an even more expensive PR team. Kim may be gestating famous spawn, but what she’s really concerned about is the growing width of her hips and upper arms. I know, …
By Emily Arata

Ariana Grande Shares Powerful Post About Body Image And Loving Yourself

Yes, Ari. Yessssssssssss. Listen, Ariana Grande is not exactly a Beyoncé-level force for social change just yet, but if she keeps on posting comments like this to her Instagram and not licking doughnuts she didn't pay for, she may get herself up ther…
By Eitan Levine

Kendall Jenner Twerks For Balmain, Designer Pushes Positive Body Image

You probably recognize Olivier Rousteing from Instagram. Photos of the fashion designer litter the accounts of several members of the Kardashian clan, and where he is not present, his designs for the high-fashion Paris brand, Balmain, certainly are. …
By Kendall Wood

Amy Schumer Gets Super Emotional About Her Struggle With Body Image (Video)

Goddamn, Amy Schumer, you are every woman. The comedienne recently joined Goodwill Industries in an effort to provide women the tools to dress in ways that make them feel confident and conquer their insecurities. In an interview on the "Today" show, …
By Taylor Ortega

Thighbrows Are The Latest Body Image Craze We Definitely Didn't Need

If 2015 was the year of the booty, 2016 might very well be the time for the thighs to take the spotlight. Instagram's latest trend is using the hashtag #thighbrows, a phrase for two lines that appear along the upper thighs when a woman with curves be…
By Emily Arata

How Going To Burning Man Sent My Negative Body Image Up In Flames

It's August of 2013, and after years of hearing about Burning Man, I'm actually on my way to the legendary Black Rock City, a place many call “home.” In truth, I know very little about what I'm getting myself into, but I have consistently heard Burni…
By Iris McAlpin

How 'Dad Bod' Is Further Fragmenting Positive Body Image

I've become so disenchanted with the concept of "body image," mainly because "body image" has a different definition to every individual in the world. I am probably the most sedentary, lazy person you'll meet. I don't like any form of physical activi…
By Howard Rudnick

#HealthySelfie: How Selena, Chrissy And Pink Are Targeting Body Image

In case you have been ignoring all forms of social media, Selena Gomez is making headlines as of late for assumed weight gain. Gomez was recently in Mexico and made heads turn in two different bathing suits. The first was a hot pink bikini that fit s…
By Kelly Freund

5 Ways I Changed My Unhealthy Body Image By Snubbing Self-Criticism

I write this without giving you my measurements or my photo because it doesn’t matter what size I am or what I look like. I’m a normal girl, which means I've battled body image issues and insecurities at some point in my life. We live in a world wher…
By Grace Carpenter

Teen Clothing Brand May Affect Body Images By Only Offering Size Small

If you're skinny, white and you know it, clap your hands. You are the target consumer for Italian teen clothing label Brandy Melville, which only sells one size. As the clothing brand becomes a status symbol for teenage girls across the country, body…
By Emily Arata

These Body Image Confessions Show Everyone Goes Through The Same Issues (Photos)

Body image issues are incredibly pervasive throughout society. Teenagers and young adults are constantly bombarded with media images of ideal figures, causing them to never feel quite perfect enough in their own skin. It's important for men and women…
By Alexia LaFata

Meghan Trainor’s 'All About That Bass' Is This Summer's Body Image Anthem

Nashville songwriter Meghan Trainor may have just blessed us with what could be summer 2014's newest and greatest anthem. The best part? The underlying meaning is that your body type doesn't matter just as long as you know how to work it. Vine supers…
By Ashley Fern

One Woman's Brilliant Words About Her Body Will Make You Rethink Your Thoughts On Body Image

With the words of her poem, one woman is looking to change the way we all talk about our bodies. Samantha Peterson's story is all too familiar: one day, she was walking down the street and some man started catcalling to her, describing her body in te…
By Katie Gonzalez

35 Things That Every Girl Needs To Realize About Her Body Image

Lessons brought to you from the same mind that once fueled an eating disorder. 1. It's never going to be an exact science. There is a science to a healthy weight, yes. But perception of one's self varies and is unique to every individual. 2. Compari…
By Lexi Herrick

Ladies Here is Why You Need to Stop Looking at Marilyn Monroe for a Healthy Body Image

I wasn't taught to compare myself to anyone or to confine myself to a certain standard. My mother definitely didn’t teach me this; she dressed me in gender-neutral clothes, and I had to negotiate having Barbie Dolls because they supported an unrealis…
By Rhea Rosier

Incredible Slam Poem About Ursula From 'The Little Mermaid' Brings New Perspective To Body Image Debate

In 2012, Disney apparently released a line of dolls based off all those villains to your Disney princesses (for the little devil on your Christmas list). The dolls featured a slimmed-down version of Ursula, the seawitch in "The Little Mermaid," in a …
By Katie Gonzalez

Why Your Self-Worth Should Have Nothing To Do With Body Image

Growing up, I overindulged the media’s portrayals of an acceptable body image. Size zero and thigh gaps whetted my appetite for body perfection. From an early age, I sought to attain the “ideal” stick-thin body that I saw day in and day out, online, …
By Yvonne Doherty

Propelling Negative Body Image? African Singer Defends 'Whitenicious' Skin-Bleaching Cream

If you look at the marketing behind the ill-named "Whitenicious" cream, you'd probably think the product was intended for full-body skin bleaching. But the cream's creator, African singer Denica, is insistent that this isn't the case. Although the sk…
By Katie Gonzalez

#NoFilter: The Connection Between Taking Selfies And A Healthier Body Image For Women

Ellen DeGeneres’s epic selfie proved what sexting teenagers and the Oxford Dictionary already knew: We are living in the Era of the Selfie. Nearly every phone is manufactured with a camera that can now automatically face towards you and there’s even …
By Laura Argintar

Barbie Designer Blames Parents For Their Daughters' Body Image Issues, Not The Dolls

The backlash over Barbie's body continues. When Mattel designer Kim Culmone defended the doll's ridiculous proportions in an interview with Fast Company, her comments renewed the debate over which toxic influence — be it parents, the media, or pre-te…
By Katie Gonzalez

A Woman's Body Shouldn't Be A Trend: Why Promoting Unhealthy Body Images Is Damaging Gen-Y Women

Imagine living in a world in which you were forced to come face-to-face with what you fear most three times a day. Imagine being deathly afraid of spiders; imagine not only having this fearful object in front of you, but also being pressured to face …
By Sarah M. Leads