Posts tagged "self esteem"

Make It Stop: “I Used To Be Sex Positive, But I’ve Lost My Mojo”

Fresh out of a longterm relationship that killed her sexual confidence, will this once sex-positive woman ever get her mojo back?

Anna Goldfarb | November 13, 2015 - 1:00 pm

True Story: Plastic Surgery Couldn’t Fix Me

And it can’t “fix” you either.

Sydney Leathers | September 3, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Check Your Vibes: So You’ve Got Abandonment Issues…

Girl, don’t we all?

Claire Hannum | August 24, 2015 - 1:00 pm

What I’ve Learned About Size And Body Image By Dating A Fat Man

I thought I’d dealt with most of my body image issues before I started dating my current boyfriend. But during the three years we’ve been together, he’s taught me a…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | November 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: How Dressing “Ugly” Helped Me Through A Breakup

For a period of time after I broke up with the man I’d been dating for four years, all I wore was black. I mourned the relationship by donning a

Jean Ho | November 3, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: “Fat” And “Ugly” Aren’t The Only Body Issues Women Have

I have a friend who does bodywork — massage and chiropractic, basically — who is helping me to get through marathon training. This happens to be the same friend who’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Why You Should Really Look At Yourself

Here are all the things I know about my body: My angular face no longer gains weight at the same rate that the rest of my body does, so when…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

How Not To Hate Your Body

Maybe you are a lady and you hate your body because you don’t deserve to have control over it, according to the highest authority on law in the land. Or…

Sara Benincasa | July 1, 2014 - 10:00 am

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

Mirror, Mirror: The Weight Loss Lies We Tell Ourselves

I blinked a couple times in disbelief, jiggling the sliding weight marker on the old school scale in the corner of the YMCA. An inch to the right or left,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Dr. Drew’s Daughter Paulina Pinsky Is A Body Positivity Activist

Dr. Drew Pinsky’s daughter, Paulina Pinsky, first came out about her seven-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia in a brave essay she penned for the Columbia Daily Spectator in November 2013. The…

Ami Angelowicz | February 24, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Some Thoughts On “Biggest Loser” Winner Rachel Frederickson’s Major Weight Loss

This morning, a friend asked me what I thought about all “The Biggest Loser” finale drama. I hadn’t watched it yet, but I had a feeling.

“Can I…

Ami Angelowicz | February 5, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Why All Those Dumb Diet Headlines Are More Dangerous Than You Think

It wouldn’t be January without the media focusing on anything and everything having to do with weight loss. One of my favorite activities around this time of year is to…

Ami Angelowicz | January 14, 2014 - 1:00 pm

10 Better Body Commandments For The Holiday Season

When The Hairpin published a Guide To Eating Very Particular Feelings, we laughed, but it was a slightly bitter laugh, a nervous “Oh my God this is my life” chuckle.

Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 16, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Mirror, Mirror: Letting Go Of Celebrity Body Comparisons

I think everyone who writes about body image has a blind spot or a subject that makes them feel a bit hypocritical. After all, most of us haven’t gotten the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 5, 2013 - 11:00 am

Mirror, Mirror: I Am Sexier As A Mom

I figured that after I had a baby my body would be like a soldier after war, with the proud, annoying battle scars that have a good story but don’t…

Kate Fridkis | October 29, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Rebel Wilson Doesn’t Care What She Looks Like And That’s A Very Good Thing

It is time to have a serious conversation about just how amazing Rebel Wilson really is. She has a law degree and an arts degree, proving that she’s one smart…

Megan Reynolds | October 17, 2013 - 1:20 pm

10 Better Body Affirmations For Young Women

The sad truth is that body snarking may not ever end. The pressure to look a certain way may just continue to get worse. The eating disorders and thinking disorders…

Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 11, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Wolf In The Cereal Bowl: How Special K And Other Companies Co-Opt Body Acceptance To Sell Body Shame

It wasn’t long ago that Special K was selling us on the idea that we could “drop a jean size in two weeks” by replacing meals with cereal, shakes and…

Claire Mysko | September 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm
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