Body Image

The Angelina Effect

Professor Andrew Baildam | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Andrew Baildam

Twenty years ago the idea of undertaking bilateral mastectomies for a woman who had not been diagnosed with breast cancer was not only an anathema, frankly, it was considered unethical.

Skincare For Acne

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Style
Dr Anjali Mahto

Acne is one of the commonest skin disorders which affects nearly 80% of the population at some point in time. Choosing the right products with effective ingredients is vital otherwise you may inadvertently be making the problem worse.

Woman 'Chinning' Her Way Around The World Is Our New Body Image Hero

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Instagram is full of carefully crafted images, with filters and flattering angles left, right and centre. But one travel blogger, Michelle Liu, is rem...

Rethinking Retouching: A Small Step Towards Realistic Imagery In The Media

Rebecca Swift | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK
Rebecca Swift

We still have work to do before representative imagery becomes the norm, but the new French laws are certainly a step in the right direction. And, if image providers and publishers commit to changing the status quo, we may go some way to helping future generations feel happier and more confident in their own skin.

Being 19 And Gay In 2017

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

LGBTQ+ rights and laws have never been better. Diversity and freedom too, it truly is a great time to be gay and who you are, but is it? How are things looking within the LGBTQ+ world?

Woman Who Lost Confidence After Years Of Photographing ‘Desirable’ Women Posts Empowering Self-Portrait

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A photographer has been praised for sharing an un-retouched photo of herself after admitting that photographing “desirable” women for a living has...

More Than Half Of Girls Have Avoided Taking Part In Activities Because Of Body Image Concerns

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than half of all girls (54%) do not have high body esteem and many are missing out on key opportunities in life, according to a new global report...

An Open Letter To My Body

Sian Ryan | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Ryan

I am sorry for all the times I have called you ugly, fat and disgusting. I am sorry for all the times I have sat on the floor of my room, crying because I felt that if you were only lighter, that only if you took up less space in the world we would be better and more liked.

Getty Praised For Banning Images Photoshopping Models’ Body Shape

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Photoshopped images are often blamed for negatively impacting body image and self-esteem among women and girls. A recent study published in August fou...

Woman Has Perfect Response After Being Body-Shamed By A Man

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A model has issued a rallying call telling women not to accept people commenting on their size, saying: “our bodies are no longer ‘fair game’ fo...

Fitness Blogger Issues Perfect Response To Haters Who Call Women Who Lift Weights 'Manly'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who work out are routinely told they “look manly” if they are strong - just ask Serena Williams if you don’t believe us. But now, a fitnes...

A Letter To Anyone Who's Ever Felt Bad About How They Look

Heidy Rehman | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK Style
Heidy Rehman

Is it any wonder that the result, the final cut that we see shows an image of someone who looks as good as perfect? Why then should we allow this to undermine our confidence? Imagine how you would look after such a regimen - and I hope you remember that next time you see a picture of a model in a magazine.

Move Over Diversity. Representation Is In Vogue And It's A Good Thing.

Lou Mensah | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

It's Fashion Week, and this season the diversity chat has evolved beyond body size and skin colour. Coincidentally, the Emmy's have just happened, a...

Woman's Viral Photo Shoot With Fiancé Has An Empowering Message

HuffPost | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Stephanie and Arryn stripped down for a couples boudoir photo shoot last week, they certainly never expected the images to go viral. But after ...

Attention Red-Headed Men, This Photographer Wants To Take Photos Of Your Pubes (#NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Calling all red-headed men, if you’re proud of your manhood, it could star in a new calendar celebrating all things ginger. The ‘Red Hot’ charit...

I Was Mortified When I Started To Go Bald At 16

Kieran Thompson | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Thompson

Hair loss is a sensitive subject and a lot of stigma surrounds it, especially amongst guys my age. You have to be brave to bring up that sort of thing in conversation. We don't tend to talk about things like that very often. It was only when I finally plucked up the courage to speak to a friend that I got some much-needed perspective.

These Unflinching Photos Capture The Reality Of The Human Condition - From Birth To Death

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A series of photographs that capture the full course of life (along with its ups and downs) have been unveiled by The Royal Society for Public Health ...

Woman's Lingerie Tattoo Fills Her With Confidence After Losing Both Breasts To Cancer

PA Real Life | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A mum-of-three who had a black bra tattooed across her chest after losing both breasts to cancer is brimming with confidence thanks to her new ink. Mi...

Blogger Creates Plus-Size Calendar To Celebrate Women Who Feel 'Isolated From Fashion'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has decided to challenge stereotypical fashion calendars, which she says typically exclude plus-size models, and create her own version with 1...

Woman Has No Time For Boots' Waxing Strips That Left Her Vagina Looking Like A 'Newborn Panda'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Style

For anyone who has ever tried (and miserably failed) to give themselves a bikini wax at home, you’ll be pleased to know you aren’t alone in the DI...

Body Shaming

Stacey Oakes | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Parents
Stacey Oakes

As I was tagged in the photograph I was also receiving notifications of comments on this photograph of us beaming and relaxed at our friend's celebration. Most comments were complimentary and kind but after I had a notification from one of Adam's colleagues whom I have never met, my confidence was shattered in one click.

Looking At Photos Of Slim Women For Just 15 Minutes Can Change Your Perceptions Of Body Image

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In 2017 the media is still dominated by images of slim women and this one-dimensional illustration of beauty is affecting the way we see our bodies. A...

Miss UK Hands Back Crown After Being Told To Lose Weight

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A size 10 beauty queen has has given up her title of Miss UK after reportedly being told to lose weight. Zoiey Smale, from Nottinghamshire, won the ti...

This Girl Was Called Fat By Her Classmates, But She Knew Exactly What To Say

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Parents

For most parents, finding out your child has been called nasty names at school wouldn’t be described as a “parenting win” but for Alison Kimmey,...

Bride Schools Personal Trainer Who Trolled Her About Losing Weight For Her Wedding

HuffPost | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The only weight this badass bride is shedding for her wedding is a rude, out-of-touch personal trainer and some internet trolls. Cassie Young is a n...