Zadry Ferrer-Geddes

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Need Help Dealing with Trolls? These Feminists Have 5 Ideas

<b>Law enforcement and social media administrators alike have often failed to properly respond to women’s concerns about online harassment, but</b> …

How To Practice Intersectional Feminism Every Day

It's time to examine your privilege.<p>Feminism really is for everybody.<p>In a new video for MTV Braless, YouTube stars Laci Green and Franchesca Ramsey explain that intersectional feminism is integral to the larger movement because it looks at <i>all</i> women's issues -- not just the some.<p>"From it’s wee …

Why I Think Kiran Gandhi is a Total Badass, Because Period Shaming is Very Real

<i>This story originally appeared on Bustle.com.</i><p>When I was 13 years old, my family was invited to an event at the local Hindu temple. Unfortunately, I just so happened to have my period that day. Expressing concern, my mother told me I really shouldn't be going to the temple while on my period. When I …

Unconditional Body Beautiful: Part Eight: GETTING BY ON MY FEET

hello down there! my feet, funny how we take them for granted sometimes. i stand on them all day at work, i walk with them, i dance with them. and …

Artist à la Mode | Sara Fratini

Today’s artist à la mode is the talented Sara Fratini. I came across her work while doing what I do best– google searching. The 30-year-old …

Artist à la Mode | Shiloh Sophia McCloud

Last month while browsing Google, like I love to do, I ran across this painting… I was so captivated by it that I went into a frantic search to see …

Unconditional Body Beautiful: Part Seven: MY ARMS, MY WINGS

Funny how time flies when you’re having fun. We’ve reached the seventh installment of unconditional body beautiful and today’s self-love post is …

Viva La Vida: Frida Kahlo

Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico. Frida would become one of Mexico’s greatest …

Unconditional Body Beautiful: Part Six: BODY HAIR

As women, we’re expected to be plucked, shaved, bleached and waxed to meet feminine beauty standards. And although there is no right or wrong when it …

The Year Of The Mammogram

In February my primary doctor advised me that it was time to schedule my first mammogram. Although I’m quite a few months shy of 40, he suggested an …

7 Female Voices Empowering Women Thru Social Media

<b>“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”</b> — Coco Chanel<p>I love to see women empowering other women and today I’m going to share …

Hey Virgo!

<b>“When you think of Virgo, think too of the tiny flowers that grow wild on the side of the hill down the road, or the color of fields of heather after</b> …

Unconditional Body Beautiful: Part Five: MY DERRIÉRE

It’s been four fabulous months of Unconditional Body Beautiful. This month, the self-love journey continues. In this next installment we’re focusing …

Are You Beach Body Ready?

Every year before summer starts we’re bombarded with “are you beach ready?” messages. And it’s always the same tactic —<p>Winter’s gone. Let us body …

Viva Mexico!

Earlier this week two girlfriends and I decided to take time out of the daily work grind and go on a “Grown-up Spring Break” to Cancun, México. We …

7 Life Lessons from Amy Poehler

Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 6 1971 to high school teachers Eileen and William Poehler. She grew up in nearby …

Unconditional Body Beautiful: Part Four: MY BELLY AND I

This month’s Unconditional Body Beautiful is all about showing love to the center of your body– our fabulous belly.<p>Our belly is the core of our body. …

Guest Post : Walking My Daughter’s Line

“<i>Because you’re mine, I walk the line</i>” — Johnny Cash<p><i>Hi, my lovelies. Last week my friend Kamy shared with me that she was concerned about the body</i> …

Unconditional Body Beautiful: Part Three: MY JOURNEY ON MY LEGS

It’s that time again my lovelies, we’re chatting about unconditional body beautiful, self-love, and this month it’s all about the journey on our legs.<p>…

A Manifesto of Love : Womanhood

Let us be confident women who love our bodies unapologetically.<p>Ignore the “rules” imposed by society.<p>You don’t have to be a size 0 and you don’t …

How playing Hannah Montana gave Miley Cyrus body image issues

Being thrust into the spotlight at an early age (or, honestly, at any age) is bound to do a number on a person. As <i>People</i> reports, Miley Cyrus …

I'm A Man, And I've Spent My Life Ashamed Of My Body

It shouldn't be extraordinary for men to talk about having body image issues.<p>It was the summer of 1999. I went to the mall with my friend Derek, and we ran into one of his friends at Spencer’s Gifts. I browsed the store while they talked. Then I heard Derek's friend ask, "Is that your sister?"<p>He …

19 Men Go Shirtless And Share Their Body Image Struggles

"No one can tell I have a belly when my shirt is on, so I feel like I'm exposing a secret when my shirt comes off."<p>The fruitless quest for a "perfect" body isn't unique to women, though based on the body image conversations we tend to hear, it's easy to think so.<p>Rather than obsess over attaining …

This Woman Had Her Body Photoshopped In 18 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

"Perceptions of perfection across borders."<p>...a U.K.-based online doctor service asked graphic designers from around the world to photoshop the model's form by making her, in their opinion, more attractive to other citizens of each of their countries.<p>"Widely held perceptions of beauty and …

Frenemies

“<i>Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.</i>” — Oprah Winfrey<p>fren·e·my<br>ˈfrenəmi/<p>a person with whom one is friendly despite a …

Unconditional Body Beautiful: Part Two: THE HEART (BUST)

Last month, we started on the long and sometimes difficult path of <i>Unconditional Body Beautiful</i> self-love by chatting about the relationships with our …

Be My Galentine

This year instead of focusing on the usual Valentine’s Day themes, my blogger babes from Untamed Style and I have decided to celebrate “Galentine’s” …

It's Time to Love, Not Shame Your Body

In third grade, a classmate called me "Blubber Girl." Every day. And I believed her. I felt massive, a whale, a huge blubbery whale. Eventually, the teacher intervened.<p>"How do you think Jenny feels when you say that?"<p>"I dunno."<p>"Jenny, how do you feel?"<p><i>I want to die. I'm gross and disgusting.</i><p>"Um," …

Eloquii Taps Real Women to Model Latest Collection: See the Plus-Size Spring Fashion Trends

Sorry, crop tops — this spring, it’s all about the midi skirt.<p>Eloquii, the go-to plus-size fashion brand, went directly to its fanbase when casting …

Plus Size