confidence

This App Will (Maybe) Make You Love Yourself

If you’re a believer in affirmations, or considering dipping your pinky toe into attempting them, an app has arrived to help you get started. 30 Days Self Love aims to empower users to…

Claire Hannum | February 20, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Read Amy Schumer’s Hilariously Moving & Powerful Speech About Confidence

Gabourey Sidibe wasn’t the only woman to deliver a beautiful speech at last week’s Gloria Awards and Gala, hosted by the Ms. Foundation for Women. Comedian Amy Schumer also took the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 5, 2014 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: On The “Confidence Gap” & Women Undermining Other Women

Last week, ABC News reporter Claire Shipman and BBC World News American anchor Katty Kay published an essay in The Atlantic called “The Confidence Gap” about the divide in confidence…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Bright Girls Have Big Confidence Problems — And Here’s Why

When I was in sixth grade, I’d advanced far enough along in my math studies to be in pre-Algebra. I went to magnet school in Fort Worth, Texas, with a…

Julie Gerstein | September 4, 2013 - 11:40 am

Study Says Women Are Happiest With Their Naked Bodies At Age 34

The morning of November 16th, I am going to wake up, strip off my pajamas, stand in front of the full-length mirror and bask in the glory of my own…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 21, 2013 - 4:00 pm

How To Accept Criticism In 5 Easy Steps

Last week, I wrote an “Open Letter to Mayor Bloomberg,” informing him he had no right to tell me how much Coca-Cola I am allowed to consume. After many comments…

Daley Quinn | July 10, 2012 - 9:00 am

Dealbreaker: He Had Low Self-Esteem

“You must think he’s better looking than me,” Brian said, motioning to our waiter.

Brian started most conversations this way. I shifted my gaze and looked intently at…

Kristol Roberts | March 15, 2012 - 1:00 pm

10 Reasons Big Boobs Are Awesome (And 10 Reasons They’re Not So Awesome)

I read Kate Fridkis’ recent essay about small boobs with a mix of fascination and envy. As someone who’s had double Ds since junior high, the small boob experience is totally foreign…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 21, 2012 - 10:00 am

The Bold Single Bride Who Married Herself

What would you do if you wound up single on what was to be one of the most special days of your life—your wedding day? My friend Desiree did something…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | September 29, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Like My Bigger Body Better

Five years ago I had an “ideal” body.

I don’t mean to say that my body was free of imperfections, but rather that I had a body that…

Rachel East | June 3, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: Dressing Vs. Dieting

Every winter, I pack on about 15 pounds. I live in Minneapolis, which means that my city may be blanketed in snow from early-November through mid-May, and all that dark,…

Sally McGraw | May 24, 2011 - 1:00 pm
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