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Woman compares swimsuit pics of herself at 13 and 26 — with a powerful message

The weather is getting warmer and bikini season is right around the corner. But for many women, donning a swimsuit can be an emotionally hard task.<p>Rachel Spencer, a life coach in New York City, recently posted a photo on Instagram that really hit home with a lot of viewers. Underneath a picture of …

Most Women Are Body Shamed Before Age 14, Survey Finds

So sad.<p>For a lot of people, learning to love their body is a lifelong journey — and we really mean life long. While we don't necessarily associate our childhood years with thinking about how our bodies look and how they compare to others, it turns out body image issues develop pretty young. That …

Teens teased about weight twice as likely to become obese: study

People who are mocked or teased about their weight during adolescence are around twice as likely to become obese in adulthood, according to a study …

These Two Body-Positive Models Want To Change How We View Ourselves

"We aim to quit the comparisons, believe in loving yourself and accept you are so much more than just your body shape."<p>When it comes to hateful speech and negativity, these two best friends don’t get mad. They get body positive.<p>Georgia Gibbs and Kate Wasley are a pair of Australia-based models who …

How Stores Are Designed To Fat Shame

Store layouts often discriminate against plus-size shoppers, writes professor Kathryn Anthony. What can be done about it?<p>According to the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, the average American woman weighs 162.9 pounds and wears a size 14, yet retailers treat her like an anomaly. Almost two-thirds (62%) of …

Model Candice Huffine Proves You Can Be in Great Shape and Still Have Tummy Rolls

Model Candice Huffine recently took to Instagram to share a lesson in body positivity: You can have tummy rolls and still be in the best shape of …

Why People Are Celebrating This Size-6 Model Accused of Body-Shaming Her Size-16 BFF

It's really not what it seems.<p>Evidently, when two women stand side by side, it can be hard not to compare them and assume they secretly wish the worst for each other: It's why one commenter accused size-6 model Georgia Gibbs, who recently posed next to her BFF, Kate Wasley, a size-16 model, in a …

How To Love Your Body

The media has had a negative effect on the way we view our bodies. Now that communication is at our fingertips, we can finally start to change that. …

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Lena Dunham’s hypocrisy is amazing

Heavy or thin, Lena Dunham doesn’t care what anyone says about her body.<p>On Thursday, the “Girls” star responded to a Refinery 29 article chastising …

Target’s Swimsuit Campaign Features Model Denise Bidot Embracing Her Stretch Marks

Target is celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes this bathing-suit season. As part of its #TargetSwim campaign, the retailer has designed a …

You'll Feel Invincible After Watching This Body Positive Lane Bryant Campaign

There’s really only one way to describe Lane Bryant’s newest #ThisBody campaign — fabulous!<p>The brand tapped inspirational women including singer …

This Video Shows What Our Daughters Hear When We Criticize Our Bodies

How we talk about the “ideal body” is actually pretty ugly<p>How often do you look in the mirror and say, “Damn, I look good today?” Or, how often do …

Sports Illustrated’s 2017 Swimsuit Edition Theme is “Size and Body Diversity”

So basically, the makings of a perfect Curve Confessions post, am I right?<p>You’ve all most likely caught on to my obsession with Ashley Graham by now, …

Plus-Size Women Are Still Not Considered Sexy — & That's A Problem

Take a walk down a billboard-filled street, pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, or watch a movie, and witness one of the most elaborate vanishing …

'Happiness isn't a size': Woman responds to body-shaming comments

Body-positive blogger Megan Jayne Crabbe, who goes by Bodyposipanda on social media, isn't letting critics get in the way of her confidence.<p>The 24-year-old recently posted before and after photos of her from 2014 and now — with a twist.<p>"Every day we're inundated with before and after weight loss …

Nike's new plus-size line offers extended sizes up (and it's really cute)

You don't have to tell us that women of all sizes can be healthy and fit.<p>But you might have to tell the majority of activewear designers, who are seriously slacking on the stylish options for plus-size women. Come on, guys. Don't make us wear those boxy, unflattering, free T-shirts we got for …

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Posing Topless With My Friends Was the Body-Positive Moment I Needed

Unless you’re a professional model—or particularly at ease with nudity—agreeing to partake in a topless photo shoot is not something you might …