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

Girl Talk: How I Finally Stopped Comparing Myself To My Ex

For years after my ex and I broke up, I used to like to play this game where I’d compare myself to him. This was not a fun game. He…

Jennifer Garam | April 19, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Ask Me Out On A Damn Date

Hello there. You. Yes, you! I have something I would like to talk to you about.

It’s come up a couple of times recently and it’s gotten so…

Jessica Wakeman | February 18, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: No More Looking For Love In Just Anyone

“These are the things I’m addicted to: bronzer, boys, and alcohol.”

That’s a quote from Snooki of “Jersey Shore” fame, but it could just as easily be something I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 21, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Sex Or Self-Esteem?

Look, college kids don’t want your sex or your junk food — they just want some love. A new paper from researchers at Ohio State University found that college students…

Julie Gerstein | January 12, 2011 - 6:45 pm

Girl Talk: I Am Going On A Sex/Dating/Drinking Sabbatical

After much thought and Advil, I have decided I am going on a sex/dating and drinking sabbatical. I went on a six-month sex sabbatical after my breakup from my fiance…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 12, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Dear Wendy Updates: “Low Confidence” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing…

Wendy Atterberry | January 10, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Falling In Love After Losing 100+ Pounds

In my early 20s, I wore size 24 jeans and my enormous boobs demanded an H-cup bra, a letter no woman should have to associate with lingerie sizing. I couldn’t…

Jen Curran | August 31, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “I’m So Envious Of My BFF”

My roommate is awesome and one of my best friends. Whenever I need to talk to someone I go to her and vice versa. The only problem is, and I…

Wendy Atterberry | August 24, 2010 - 3:30 pm
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