Posts tagged "self esteem"

Panty Power: How Pretty Underwear Can Boost Body Image

Two weeks ago, I went for a bra fitting. Having been told by dozens of style experts that 137 percent of women wear the wrong bra size, I fully expected to be told that my 34C was FAR too small/big/narrow/high/thick/whatever for my frame. Miraculously, the lingerie shop owner confirmed that I was already wearing the…

By: Stylelist / July 28, 2012

Girl Talk: On Summer Clothes And Body Image

If you were to ask me about my favorite season, fashion-wise, I would always say fall. I would tell you how much I love the deep colors, the sumptuous layers, and the rich textures of wool, leather, and tweed. I love getting dressed up in glamorous coats and take-no-prisoners knee-high boots. I love seeing the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 27, 2012

Mirror, Mirror: Am I The Only Person Who Eats Carbs?

Fairest shmairest! Let's get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at @eatthedamncake. I am the…

By: Kate Fridkis / July 19, 2012

Where’s The Dislike Button? Social Media Is Ruining Our Lives

Pretty much every day a new study comes out affirming what we already know: Facebook is turning us into quivering piles of insecurity who can barely muster the emotional strength to hit the "share" button on the latest version of the "Ermahgerd" meme. The latest findings come courtesy of the UK's University of Salford, where…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 10, 2012

Mirror, Mirror: Ditching My Padded Bra

Fairest shmairest! Let's get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at @eatthedamncake. A funny thing…

By: Kate Fridkis / July 5, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m A Nervous Nude

Writing about body love and acceptance? That's my jam. Teaching women to embrace their supposed "flaws," accept that physical beauty comes in infinite forms, and learn to love their own bodies just as they are? My life's quest. So it is with great trepidation that I reveal the following: I really dislike being naked. I mean, if…

By: Sally McGraw / June 29, 2012

Mirror, Mirror: What If Someone Calls Me Ugly?

Fairest shmairest! Let's get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at @eatthedamncake. I finally saw…

By: Kate Fridkis / June 21, 2012

8 Reasons To Show Off Your Legs Right Now!

The other day, yet another girl I know was telling me why her legs are ugly. Why they're getting uglier by the minute. And why she definitely can't wear shorts this summer. I've heard women say they can't show their legs because they work out too much and their legs are too muscular and I've…

By: Kate Fridkis / June 11, 2012

Girl Talk: Confronting My Fear Of Being A Fraud

I think we all suffer from having secret fears about ourselves, that stunt our growth both personally and professionally. Since I graduated from college and became an "adult," I've struggled with feeling like a fraud in my career. I majored in acting in college, but before I studied it as a future profession, I did

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 7, 2012

Mirror, Mirror: I Was The Skinny Girl

Fairest shmairest! Let's get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at @eatthedamncake. I started writing…

By: Kate Fridkis / June 7, 2012

16 Things You Hate About Your Body That Men Love

Hate your hips? Whether they are too flabby, too bony, too narrow, too wide or otherwise unpleasant to your eyes, chances are, most men find them attractive. Women waste an immeasurable amount of time sweating about body parts that men find sexy in any number of physical states. Check out this list to find out…

By: YourTango.com / May 19, 2012

12 Ways To Love Your Body Without Hitting The Gym

Hate working out? Join the club. While exercise is important, it isn't the only way to improve the way you look. In fact, there are plenty of painless ways to freshen up your appearance and feel better about your bod. We polled our experts to find out some things you can do to improve your…

By: YourTango.com / May 17, 2012

8 Things Every Woman Should Do To Her Hair At Some Point

You only live once, as far as I know, so you should do something different with your hair. When I cut all of my hair off, women were like, "You're so brave! I could never do that!" I really didn't feel particularly brave. Actually, I'm kinda a wimp. But I looked around and noticed that…

By: Kate Fridkis / May 4, 2012

Girl Talk: Why I Ditched The Scale

I started watching what I ate around third grade. A boy in my class had made a crack about my weight -- an aspect of my physical self I'd never even pondered before -- and, suddenly, I was self-conscious about and uneasy in my body. I didn't dive into actual, formal diets until much later,…

By: Sally McGraw / April 2, 2012

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 my menu, pretending to study it, just to avoid continuing this conversation -- a conversation I was no longer interested in having. Brian was a guy I’d…

By: Kristol Roberts / March 15, 2012

10 Reasons I’m Glad I’m Not A Perfect 10

Being gorgeous sounds pretty great. It sounds like exactly what a woman might want to be. When you're gorgeous, the world is supposedly your oyster. Whatever that means. More like, the world is your lobster, because people want to buy you expensive stuff. But is being incredibly hot really all that it's cracked up to…

By: Kate Fridkis / March 6, 2012

4 Life Lessons From An Ugly Duckling

I was not a super cute kid, and my awkward phase lasted from second grade to sometime around my sophomore year of college. In elementary school I was chubby with scraggly blond hair. In high school I had low self-esteem and a pretty intense case of dandruff. When I was younger getting called fat and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 29, 2012

Girl Talk: Why I’ve Never Been Waxed

I am the only woman in NYC who has never gotten waxed. This is a fact. If someone collected statistics, the numbers would definitely confirm it. You could say I'm a bit of a wild woman. My hair is unpredictable, my nail polish is usually mostly chipped off, I can't do a pantsuit to save…

By: Kate Fridkis / February 16, 2012

10 Reasons To Love Small Boobs

I like boobs. I'm a straight woman, but really, who doesn't appreciate them? Robots. Reptiles. Sauron. That's about it. And I'm not even positive about Sauron. He might have, at some point, before he was all disembodied. Breasts are awesome. As feminist writer Gail Collins said in her New York Times piece, "Everybody likes breast…

By: Kate Fridkis / February 13, 2012

Eva Mendes Talks Body Image With Marie Claire

"It doesn’t matter what you have or what you look like. It’s something everyone has to work at. I realize I have contributed to a certain happy, healthy, empowered image, but that’s not all of me. I feel it’s important to let women know that I have similar struggles. What I tell girls is what…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 7, 2012