body positivity

How This Swim Shop Helps Breast Cancer Survivors By Supporting Free The Nipple

The TaTa Top is hitting two birds with one stone — if, by stone, you mean the coolest bikini tops ever. More »


American Eagle’s Body-Positive Men’s Underwear Campaign Was, Somehow, A Joke

I think maybe American Eagle doesn’t understand what a prank is. More »


Men Can Now Be Body-Positive in Briefs From Aerie

Finally, men can gain some body confidence. More »


Dear Cheryl Tiegs: My Weight Doesn’t Define My Health

Last week, former model Cheryl Tiegs told E! News she disapproves of Sports Illustrateds recent cover. For its annual Swimsuit edition, the publication featured “rookie” model, Ashley Graham. As a former model for Sports Illustrated, Tiegs calls her a “beautiful face,” but “not healthy in the long run.”

Primarily, Tiegs follows Dr. Oz’s… More »


‘Neon Moon’ Releases Body Positive Lingerie Ad Featuring Women With Stretchmarks And Body Hair

The brand was created in 2014 by founder Hayat Rachi, who wanted to create a positive alternative to the normally manipulative body-shaming culture of the lingerie industry. More »


Barbie Says Women Can Have Four Body Types Now And Not Just The One

Now women can be any shape and size as long as it is one of these four shapes and sizes! More »


There Are Dating Events Just For Skinny Women —​ And I’m Pissed

In the four years I’ve been dating in New York City, I really thought I’d seen it all. Especially when the topic of dating horror stories circulates over happy hour, my friends always turn to me and say, “Tell the one about the guy who cried on your first date,” or “That time you had sexMore »


Androgynous Model Does Her Own Body-Positive Victoria’s Secret Shoot

Androgynous model Rain Dove is bypassing the exacting physical standards Victoria’s Secret imposes on its “Angels” by doing her own photoshoot in the brand’s lingerie. She’s included two images for each shot: One with a VS model’s head superimposed over her own, and then just the original image of Dove.

Dove orchestrated theMore »


Watch: Kate Winslet Narrates New Anti-Bullying Film ‘Daisy Chain’

Kate Winslet is narrating a new short film for kids called Daisy Chain directed by Galvin Scott Davis.  Winslet was excited to do the project because she says that bullies made fun of her appearance when she was growing up.

Winslet has always tried to spread the message of body positivity and has definitely made it… More »


Watch: Demi Lovato Poses Nude And Make-Up Free In Vanity Fair Shoot

In order to raise awareness for body positivity, singer Demi Lovato posed nude and make-up free in a gorgeous Vanity Fair shoot.

The singer said about her experience:

“It’s empowering, and it shows other women that you can get to a place where you can overcome the obstacles of body-image… More »


Thighbrows: The Stupidly Named “Trend” That Is At Least Inclusive And Body Positive

When I saw the headline “Are Thighbrows The New Thighgap?” on ELLE.com, my initial instinct was to roll my eyes heavenward and brace myself for a new stupidly named non “trend” celebrating some aspect of thinner bodies over heavier ones. What I found was indeed a stupidly named non trend, but celebrating an aspect of… More »


True Story: How Sewing Empowered Me To Shape My Own Body Image

Uncomfortable with being told what clothes you can or can’t wear? Give sewing a go. More »


Instagram Has Banned #Curvy

Instagram has added the hashtag #curvy to its banned list, saying that it was being used to share videos and photos that violated their (medieval, regressive, backward) policies about nudity. “Curvy” being generally used to promote female body acceptance, it’s worth mentioning that you can still search #skinny and #thin (although not #thinspo).

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Lauren Conrad Bans The Word “Skinny” From Her Website

This swimsuit season, Lauren Conrad has banned negative body talk on her website. She writes:
…Our June theme here on LaurenConrad.com is going to be Shape Up. You can expect all the great fitness content you’ve come to know and love here on the site, including my LaurenConrad.com Bikini Boot Camp series. But, you’llMore »


Down With Being “Chill,” Up With Being In Love

The imperative to be “chill” in relationships is killing the actual process of falling in love with someone, which is a decidedly un-chill thing to do. More »


The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights! More »


Lena Dunham Is Having To Defend Her Workouts As “Not Anti-Feminist”

According to Marie Claire (because I don’t watch Letterman), Lena Dunham is having to defend herself as a feminist … because she’s working out.

Let me say from the outset, because I’m going to say it at some point, that I really do not like Lena Dunham (The Public Figure). I don’t think… More »


The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual convention this year. [AP]
A “sex gang” in Oxfordshire has assaulted 373 children in the last 16… More »


“That’s Not ‘Arm Flab,’ That’s Your Tricep”: On Knowing Your Own Body

I was hanging out with my friend Em last night. Em is a petite woman, a little shorter than average and naturally slender. She was asking me about weight-lifting and telling me that she liked to do tricep extensions because, in her words, as she held up her right arm to demonstrate by moving the… More »


Joni Edelman: “Happiness Does Not Require Thinness; Fatness Does Not Presume Sadness”

If you haven’t read Joni Edelman’s essay on why being thin doesn’t cure sadness or manufacture happiness yet, GO DO IT. NOW. NOW NOW NOW. More »


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