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10 Body-Positive Instagrammers To Follow In 2018 For More Self-Love & Less BS

With the arrival of the new year, discussions of diet culture and unrealistic beauty standards are at an all-time high right now, and it can be easy to get down on yourself and feel overwhelmed. While there is, admittedly, a ton of BS to trudge throu…
By Georgina Berbari

These Body-Positive Women Have A Message For Disney: "We Need A Fat Princess"

Two British body-positive advocates made internet waves this week when they posted photos on Instagram wearing Disney princess dresses. Michelle Elman and Amy Wooldridge's body-positive message to Disney called on the company to be more inclusive of …
By Annakeara Stinson

A Woman "Re-Wrote" A Magazine Cover With More Body-Positive Headlines & Yas, Girl

In 2017, it's pretty ridiculous that we're still trying to figure out how body positivity works. Alas, here we are, still perusing magazine covers that low-key objectify women while pretending to empower them. In the latest "why is this the world we …
By Caroline Burke

These Body-Positive Sweaters Are The Perfect Way To Spread Self-Love This Holiday Season

Body positivity is something that should be practiced the whole year through, and I genuinely believe our generation is doing everything in its power to become a more accepting, all-inclusive society. However, there's still plenty of progress to be m…
By Julia Guerra

How To Stay Body Positive During The Holidays, When We're Told To Diet & Indulge At The Same Time

For some of us, late fall and early winter are often the best of times and the worst of times. If you're anything like me, staying body positive during the holidays becomes imperative as a result. It starts with Halloween, as supermarkets, billboards…
By Marie Southard Ospina

Jessamyn Stanley Got Real About Body Positivity In A Topless Instagram Photo & We're Here For It

Jessamyn Stanley is a pretty big deal when it comes to the body-positive community. The internationally recognized yoga teacher, author, and award-winning Instagram star is at it once again, as a photo of Jessamyn Stanley doing yoga topless has made …
By Annakeara Stinson

Body-Positive Instagrammer Claps Back At The Use Of The Word "Brave" To Describe Selfies

Any time I come across a friend or stranger's selfie on social media, my initial reaction is usually something along the lines of, “Wow, I love that color on her,”or “That eyeshadow really makes her eyes pop.” I can honestly say I've never once looke…
By Julia Guerra

Body-Positive Blogger Proves Women Deserve Respect Regardless Of What They're Wearing

There has been an outpouring of support for the body-positive movement across social media in recent years. Women and men alike have posted countless photos and inspiring quotes encouraging others to love the skin they're in. And body-positive blogge…
By Julia Guerra

Why The #HipDip Phenomenon May Be No Better Than The #ThighGap Trend

If you've ever casually lost yourself in a Tumblr K-hole, you've most likely come across dozens of photographs displaying male or female bodies with protruding ribs, tiny waists, and the ever-elusive thigh gaps glorifying what it is to be "skinny." T…
By Julia Guerra

Blake Lively's Thoughts On Her Body After Baby Are What We All Need To Hear

Actress Blake Lively is arguably a perfect human being. The 29-year-old gave birth to her second child with actor Ryan Reynolds just five months ago, but she's reportedly feeling great about her health and her post-baby body. Lively attended the L'O…
By Adam Silvers

How This Comedian's Nude Instagram Account Inspired A Body-Positive Movement

Stavros Halkias is "a plus size man who loves his curves," according to his Instagram account, which has drawn in about 7,500 followers in its very short existence. It's easy to understand why Stavros' IG account has blown up. Not only is he a hilari…
By Rosebud Baker

5 Reasons Kim Kardashian Is The Ultimate Role Model For Body Positivity

Many love to hate her. And many do love her. But one thing we can all agree on is Kim Kardashian sets a high standard for a healthy and positive body image, which is why she will always be my body-positive role model. She embraces the ethnicity she w…
By Angela Mujukian

Vlogger Criticized Other 'Body Positive' Influencers And It Totally Backfired

Influencers like Ashley Graham and Ariel Winter are taking the body positive movement mainstream, but it still has a long way to go. Body positive activist and YouTuber Corissa Enneking, aka Fat Girl Flow, dropped a major truth bomb about dieting, wh…
By Talia Koren

Curvy Fashion Blogger Wrote Body-Positive Message All Brides Need To Hear

Thanks to the body positive movement, we've seen an increasing number of ladies speak out against the unrealistic beauty standards of the fashion industry. From models who want to #DropThePlus and eliminate hurtful labels to women who are challenging…
By Kaylin Pound

'Mermaid Thighs' Is The Trend Putting A Body-Positive Spin On The Thigh Gap

There's no shortage of photoshopped models on social media who will make you feel pretty bad about your appearance. From "thigh gaps" and "back dimples" to the new and even more ridiculous "ab crack", there are all sorts of body shaming trends that c…
By Kaylin Pound

Facebook Removed These Body-Positive Ads, But Then Something Great Happened

Brands like Curvy Kate are changing the game when it comes to how we define "sexy." Recently, the British lingerie brand released a handful of campaigns on Facebook for its new collection called "DearScantily." The ads featured women of all sizes as …
By Talia Koren

Ashley Graham's Body-Positive Pic Encourages People To Share Their Swim Bodies

Ashley Graham is back at it again, spreading body positivity all over the land. As if we could love her any more, the supermodel and Sports Illustrated covergirl posted photos from her recent beach vacation that show off her gorgeous bod while also p…
By Kate Ryan

Plus-Size Model's Fiancé Posts The Most Body-Positive Breastfeeding Photo

Let's talk about breastfeeding. I am by no means even remotely an expert on the topic. I am not a mother, nor do I have extensive experience dealing with kids. From what I do understand, however, it's not exactly an easy thing to do. There are pumps …
By Izabella Zaydenberg

These States Are The Most Body Positive Regions In America

Spreading messages about body positivity is a top priority for women who use social media. We're all pretty aware that body-shaming ads and constantly being held to unrealistic beauty standards need to end. Messages that promote body positivity on Tw…
By Talia Koren

Iskra Lawrence Just Released The Most Body-Positive Photo Shoot Ever

Iskra Lawrence has more titles than Khaleesi. She's the destroyer of the thigh gap, queen of body positivity and purveyor of a retouch-free world. She's also the managing editor of Runway Riot, a much-needed space for the curvy “warrior women" of the…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

This Amazing Body-Positive Campaign Uses Fashion Models For The Best Reason

Let's face it: When someone says "fashion model," the first thing we picture is a tall, skinny white girl. That's the way we've been socialized to think of beauty. But this week, Instagram is challenging that beauty norm with a new campaign, #RunwayF…
By Anna Menta

7 Things You Have Wrong About The Body Positive Movement

It's been a long time coming, but the term “body positivity” is finally starting to appear somewhat frequently in the mainstream media. However, for every article that makes identifying participants of this movement give themselves an internal high f…
By Kobi Jae

A 'Normal' Male Doll Finally Exists As A Body-Positive Alternative To Ken

Lately, several companies seem to be slowly coming around to the idea idealizing one very specific type of body is quite terrible for a lot of people's self-esteem. Back in January, Barbie issued a new line of dolls that are diverse in body type and …
By Anna Menta

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

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

Woman Uses Amazing Body-Positive Photos To Bring Awareness To Anorexia

Think back to the last time you uploaded a selfie to Instagram. How many times did you make your friends retake the same photo over and over and over again until your arm looked skinny enough, your stomach looked flat enough and your hair looked perf…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

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

This Body-Positive Ad Featuring Naked Women Was Called 'Pornographic'

People are getting worked up into an angry tornado over a couple of butts. An advertisement for LUSH cosmetics was removed from a store in Queensland, Australia. The ad, which apparently ran online and in 28 stores in August and September, featured f…
By Taylor Ortega

The Positives: 6 Ways To Trick Your Body Into Benefitting From Stress

You know the feeling: sweaty palms, dry mouth, tightness in the gut and huge armpit stains. But do you know the worst part about stress and anxiety? When you think about how it’s killing you. The funny thing is, the more we think about all the negati…
By Danny Coleman

This Hilarious Parody About Being Body Positive Is Actually Perfect (Video)

Pop Roulette is here to show you how to love your body, unless you are skinny, then you can go write your own song, TBH. The latest video from the musical sketch comedy group that brought you "Gay Scarf" (you’re welcome, Brooklyn) and "Dress Like A P…
By Taylor Ortega

Women Respond To #Curvy Instagram Ban With Amazing Body-Positive Photos

Last week, in a misguided attempt to restrict the proliferation of nude photographs, Instagram blocked the term #curvy from user searches. Almost immediately, the popular photo-sharing app was hit with a wave of backlash, much of it from women involv…
By Gillian Fuller

The Body-Positive, No-F*cks Given Bikini Body Speech Women Need To Hear

Almost every year, I bask like 'Yonce during summer’s gloriously warm season, but with a tinge of Rob Kardashian-like anxiety. It seems like a futile conquest to thoroughly embrace the joyous 93-day season with uninhibited frolic when women are so ex…
By Niki McGloster

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