Posts tagged "body positivity"

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…

Katrin Higher | October 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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:


Katrin Higher | October 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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

When I saw the headline “Are Thighbrows The New Thighgap?” on, my initial instinct was to roll my eyes heavenward and brace myself for a new stupidly named non…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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.

Jenny Rushmore | August 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 16, 2015 - 9:30 am

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 is going to be Shape Up. You can expect all

Claire Hannum | June 2, 2015 - 9:30 am

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 3, 2015 - 6:15 pm

The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 18, 2015 - 6:00 pm

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,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 18, 2015 - 10:30 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 3, 2015 - 6:25 pm

“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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 20, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Watch How The “Ideal” Female Body Has Changed Throughout History

In this video, BuzzFeed enlists 11 models to give us a look at how female body standards have changed over the course of 3,000 years. Today’s (impossible) beauty standards may…

Claire Hannum | January 29, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Tess Holliday Is Now The Largest Plus-Size Model To Sign With A Major Agency

Plus-size model Tess Holliday (also known as Tess Munster) signed with MiLK Model Management last week, making her the first model of her height and size to be signed to…

Claire Hannum | January 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Trans Teenager Leelah Alcorn’s Funeral Had To Be Moved Following Threats Against Her Family

The funeral for Leelah Alcorn, the trans teen who committed suicide last week, had to be moved after her family started receiving threats. [Cosmopolitan]
One of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times]
#YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 14, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Fitness Vlogger John David Glaude Bravely Bares His Loose Skin

Fitness vlogger John David Glaude of the YouTube channel Obese to Beast has lost 160 pounds since he started getting into fitness, and that’s come with a side effect he…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check]
Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Victoria’s Secret Should Probably Get On Board With Body Positivity One Of These Days

Victoria’s Secret launched an ad campaign in the UK with the words ‘The Perfect “Body”’ plastered over a lineup of the tall, size-nothing, airbrushed, Photoshopped Angels. I shouldn’t have to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 31, 2014 - 3:35 pm

CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Fired After Accusations Of Abuse

Canadian Broadcasting Company host Jian Ghomeshi was fired over allegations of abuse. Three women say that Ghomeshi was violent towards them before and during sexual encounters they say were…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 27, 2014 - 5:30 pm