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Rihanna Just Got So, So Real About How Unattainable The "Perfect" Body Is

ByKelli Boyle
All hail Queen RiRi. Rihanna is gracing the coveted September cover of British Vogue (for context, Beyoncé will be the September cover star of Vogue in the U.S., so Vogue is basically going to have its two best covers of all time soon). In her…

3 Women Explain How Dating Women Has Made Them Fall In Love With Their Own Bodies

ByElana Rubin
When you're a queer woman dating other women, it's much easier to compare yourself to the body of the person you're dating or hooking up with. You may feel uncomfortable sizing up your curves versus your girlfriend's athletic frame. Or you could…

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

ByJulia Guerra
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…

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

ByAdam Silvers
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…

How My Struggle With Body Image Turned Into A Complete Obsession

ByCaroline Nelson
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…

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

ByTaylor Ortega
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…

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

ByEmily Arata
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…

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

ByJoseph Milord
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…

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

ByEmily Arata
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…

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

ByTalia Koren
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…

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

ByTalia Koren
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…

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

ByTalia Koren
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…

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

ByEmily Arata
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…

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

ByAnna Menta
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…

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

BySabrina Gauer
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…

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

ByAlexandra Leigh
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,…

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

ByAnna Menta
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…

How Each Kardashian Promotes Positive Body Image Without Even Trying

ByDr. Pari
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…

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

ByIzabella Zaydenberg
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…

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

ByEmily Arata
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,…

Ariana Grande Shares Powerful Post About Body Image And Loving Yourself

ByEitan Levine
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…

Kendall Jenner Twerks For Balmain, Designer Pushes Positive Body Image

ByKendall Wood
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…

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

ByTaylor Ortega
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,…

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

ByEmily Arata
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…

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

ByIris McAlpin
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…

How 'Dad Bod' Is Further Fragmenting Positive Body Image

ByHoward Rudnick
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…

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

ByKelly Freund
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…

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

ByGrace Carpenter
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…

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

ByEmily Arata
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,…

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

ByAlexia LaFata
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…

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

ByAshley Fern
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…

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

ByKatie Gonzalez
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…

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

ByLexi Herrick
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.…

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

ByRhea Rosier
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…

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

ByKatie Gonzalez
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…

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

ByYvonne Doherty
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,…

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

ByKatie Gonzalez
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…

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

ByLaura Argintar
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…

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

ByKatie Gonzalez
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…

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

BySarah M. Leads
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…