Body Image

Is A Body Confident Future Possible, Or Will Body Image Continue To Haunt Our Young People?

Across our country, young people are being overwhelmed by the constant pressures of perfection. Whether that be in education, socially, or with …

What's actually happening in Zimbabwe, Australians voted "yes," Consumer Bureau Chief is resigning, and negative body image in the UK.

Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

<b>Body dissatisfaction can start as young as six and lead to depression, anxiety and eating issues, MPs will be told.</b><p>The Youth Select Committee urged the government to recognise the seriousness of body image fears, before young people suffered a long-term impact.<p>It is launching its report into the …

Jessica Alba Got Real About How Pregnancy Has Affected Her Body Image

Jessica Alba is one busy lady: The actress is the co-founder of The Honest Company; mom to two kids; and serves on the board of Baby2Baby, an nonprofit that helps get critical baby and kids' supplies, like diapers and clothes, to those in need. On top of that, she's currently expecting her third …

Pregnancy

Fitspiration is supposed to help people get healthy — but it's backfiring in a major way

Instagram is crawling with fitness-related content. There are svelte personal trainers with millions of followers. There are memes to remind you that …

Fitness

What we learn from our mothers: body image, self-esteem and eating disorders

'It’s really hard as a therapist to walk that line with mothers,' says author<p>It's a straightforward but personal question — how comfortable are you …

Parenting

How Surfing Changed My Entire Perspective of My Body

The author, loving her board and loving life.<p><b>In the space of one 10-day surf retreat, my body image changed.</b> I gave up the story I had been telling …

Mind

I Survived Sexual Abuse, Now I Paint Sensual Ecstasy

This piece was created as a variation of a self-portrait. Every year I created a self-portrait on my birthday as a way to record how I looked, …

Artists

Is the Kardashians’ obsession with fitness body positive or body shaming?

It has been ten whole years since <i>Keeping Up With The Kardashians</i> premiered, and the show has just been renewed for another five seasons. Which means …

Feminism

Five things NOT to tell your daughter if you want to promote positive body image

How to remind your children they're more than how they look and help ease worries about their appearance.<p>How do we raise positive-thinking children …

Parenting

5 top ways to help girls grow up feeling positive about body image

Given that we're bombarded with unrealistic beauty standards and constant criticism of women's bodies in the media, body confidence is understandably …

Parenting

17: Body Image Breakthrough

Our feelings about our body can either liberate us into purposeful action, or block us from the privilege of contributing to the world around us. …

Is the Kardashians' obsession with fitness body positive or body shaming?

It has been ten whole years since <i>Keeping Up With The Kardashians</i> premiered, and the show has just been renewed for another five seasons. Which means …

Feminism

Rocky Road of Body Image: Bonespiration can be contagious, inspiring protruding ribs, thigh gaps and skeletal spines

By JOANNE RICHARD, Postmedia Network<p>Social media posts glorifying skin and bones, bodies plagued by anorexia and other eating disorders, are …

Mental Health

5 things never to say to your daughter if you want her to grow up body positive

Given we’re bombarded with unrealistic beauty standards and constant criticism of women’s bodies in the media, body confidence is understandably a …

Parenting

How Selfies Could Be A Sign That Someone Is Struggling With Their Body Image

Psychologists have found a link between investing a lot of time and energy into posting selfies and having a negative view of your own body. But it's not all bad news for selfies and social media – they can be a source of empowerment, too.<p>Spending a lot of time perfecting your selfies could be a …

Social Media

How Do We Get Closer To Understanding, And Reframing, The Power We Want Over Our Bodies?

Most of us want to be able to control our bodies. That verb might sound quite condemning, and if we were to delve into semantics, I might offer …

Consciousness

Kelly Clarkson Reveals Body Image Struggles

<i>(Video courtesy of Wochit Entertainment)</i> <b>The singer said she felt "miserable."</b><p>Today, Kelly Clarkson is a confident 35-year-old mother of two, but …

Kelly Clarkson

Improving My Body Image, One Pair of Non-Skinny Jeans at a Time

Consciously choosing to wear clothing that fits well and makes me feel good is one of the most effective things I’ve done to counteract the taxing …

Clothing

'Real Live:' Celebrities open up about body image in Hollywood

Celebrities have increasingly opened up about body image issues and their desire for self-acceptance.

Recognising Self Worth After Cancer

<i>Photo: Philip Durrant for Maggie's</i><p>We know that cancer affects body image and a sense of self through physical symptoms like hair loss, skin damage …

Cancer

Fitness blogger shares what actually happened when she reached her goal weight

Many of us might train in the hope of getting stronger but there’s also an element of shredding too.<p>We want to cut fat in order to show off our …

Fitness

Founder’s response to people kicking off about ‘Skinnypigs’ fitness class advert is bizarre

Remember Protein World?<p>Of course you do. They were the ones who released the ‘Are You Beach Body Ready?’ ads on the tube and got everyone fired up …

Fitness

Paris Jackson Promotes Body Image With Topless Pic

Paris Jackson is letting it all hang out in the name of body positive images. Michael Jackson's youngest daughter posted the pic to Instagram. …

Paris Jackson

Rihanna explains how she dresses for her 'fluctuating body type' — and it's surprisingly relatable

• <b>It seems that Rihanna has good and bad body image days — just like most people.</b>• <b><br>In a recent interview with The Cut, she said that she dresses according to how she feels on a given day or week.</b>• <b><br>Some days she prefers body-con dresses, but other days she gravitates to oversized pieces.</b>• <b><br>In general, the</b> …

The music video is a zombie – it may look dead but it's just been re-animated

Watching the rotting zombified corpse of Taylor Swift claw her way out of a grave, one could be forgiven for thinking that the music video hasn’t …

Award Shows

A gentler pregnancy + some thoughts on body image

When I was pregnant for the first time, nearly 8 years ago, I was a pretty stereotypical first-time mom: couldn’t wait for maternity clothes (um, …

Fitness

Astrology 101: How To Fall In Love With Your Body (According To Your Zodiac Sign)

How can you look and feel like an exalted child of the sun (or fine, just comfortable at the damn pool!) while reveling in the skin you’re in? Read …

Zodiac

In a breast-obsessed world, more women 'go flat' after mastectomy

PHILADELPHIA - When Laura Tuzio Ross told her plastic surgeon that she preferred not to reconstruct her breast after cancer surgery, he warned her …

Cancer

Appearance

Articles<p>“The word ‘cellulite’ was understood as ‘cellulitis’, a painful bacterial infection of the skin that is characterised by inflammation. It …