Body Image

The Fake Authenticity Movement

Charli Cohen | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Tech
Charli Cohen

The backlash against curated Insta-perfection has been a hot topic for quite some time now. It would seem that authenticity is the new currency among influencers. But when people start being 'real' because they feel they have to, is it really real? Or is it just doing more damage?

'Shocking' Cosmetic Surgery Apps Aimed At Children Linked To Under 18s Seeking Procedures

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Makeover apps and online plastic surgery games aimed at children as young as nine have been condemned as “shocking” by experts who want to see the...

Tearful Ashley Graham Says Body Positivity Is Not Just 'A Fad'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ashley Graham was left in tears after she directed four women who are insecure about their bodies in their first lingerie photoshoot. The model helped...

The Important Lesson About Fat All Kids Need To Learn

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Parents

If your child called you fat, how would you react? ‘Fat’ is a word that has become synonymous with body shaming, so some parents might tell their ...

Tess Holliday Reminds Women That Being A Mum Or 'Fat' Does Not Stop You Being Sexy

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We can always count on Tess Holliday to deliver a kickass reality check when it come to body confidence. In a world that champions a one-size-fits-all...

Experts Slam 'Immoral' Protein Supplement Adverts: 'If You’re Eating Right It's A Complete Waste Of Money'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has condemned some adverts for protein supplements, saying “a lot of false advice” is promoted in magazines...

Amber Rose Posts #NSFW Photo Of Pubic Hair, Encouraging Women To #BringBackTheBush

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Please note: This article includes an image containing nudity. Amber Rose has shared a photo revealing her pubic hair on social media, enc...

This Swimwear Brand Refuses To Photoshop Out Stretch Marks, And It's Awesome

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Style

A swimwear brand is going against the grain by refusing to use photoshopped images of its latest range on its website. Rheya Swim, an L.A-based fashi...

Ashley Graham Owns Her 'Full Bush' And It'll Inspire You To Ditch Waxing

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ashley Graham has long championed body confidence and challenging society’s beauty standards - and that includes owning your pubic hair. The model r...

Couple's Beach Photo Teaches An Important Lesson In Body-Positivity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of a bikini-clad woman on the beach with her husband has struck a chord with people everywhere. The photo shows Instagram user Jazzy (@a_body...

Would You Knowingly Starve Your Child?

Danielle Manton-Kelly | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents
Danielle Manton-Kelly

Mothers, fathers, aunties, uncles, grandparents, friends - you MUST treat your body with the exact same love, respect and pride that you would treat a child's.

This Teen Posted The Perfect Photo To Shut Down Her Fat-Shaming Bullies

SWNS | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A 13-year-old girl hit back at body-shaming bullies and faced her “biggest fear” by stripping down to her swimsuit on the beach - and posting the ...

Perrie Edwards Inspires Fans To Love Their Scars With Body Confident Photo

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Perrie Edwards has been widely praised for sharing a photo showing off a scar on her torso. On Saturday, the Little Mix singer shared a snap of hersel...

100 Guys Had Their Penises Photographed To Show The 'Bare Reality' Of Being A Man

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Laura Dodsworth doesn’t have an average day job. For the past year, she’s been photographing men’s penises for a photography project. The resul...

Woman's Musical Ode To Her 'Thunder Thighs' Is All Kinds Of Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A musician and designer has created a hilarious tribute to her thighs in order to promote positive body image. Brooklyn-based rapper Miss Eaves wrote ...

Fitness Trainer Reveals How She Learned To Love Her Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A personal trainer and fitness blogger has revealed how she learned to love her stretch marks, telling other women to stop “beating themselves up”...

#TheySaid: The Powerful Movement Proving No Woman Is Safe From Body-Shaming

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you’re fat, thin, tall, short or somewhere in between, if you’re a woman, it’s almost a given that at some point someone will body-shame...

Is It Possible To Advocate Fat Acceptance And Be A Body Positive Personal Trainer In The Fitness Industry?

Kirsty Baines | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Baines

I am, on the other hand, a firm believer in pretty much the opposite of everything this industry stands for - body positivity (EVERY body, positivity), living intuitively, health at every size, and reducing the stigma around weight, ESPECIALLY in the gym, as far too often I hear people (even personal trainers) joke and laugh about someone because of their size.

Not Just A Front - Confident And Proud

Nell Grecian | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nell Grecian

Confidence is intimidating. Considering the way society pits us against one another, it isn't the norm to feel comfortable and happy within oneself. But guess what? My confidence isn't a facade to hide insecurities.

Fitness Blogger Photoshops Own Body To Hit Back At 'Lies And Manipulations' On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A psychologist and fitness blogger is photoshopping images of her body in order to raise awareness of the damaging impact edited photos can have. Stac...

Someone Thought This Fat-Shaming Film Poster Was A Good Idea

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A billboard for a new ‘Snow White’ parody movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz has been slammed for fat-shaming. The movie poster for ‘Red Shoes an...

Making You Feel Bad Is Good For Business

Karen Oliver | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Oliver

I really don't appreciate being told by magazines that my body is somehow not 'bikini ready' because I haven't subjected myself to laser treatments, juice diets and vibrating plates in the salon. That's just insulting! My body is bikini ready as soon as I buy a bikini, thank you very much.

'Straight/Curve' Documentary Trailer Tackles Body Image Within The Fashion Industry, And It's Powerful

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Style

Body image has always been a controversial topic within the fashion industry. Which is why a new trailer for ‘Straight/Curve’ - a documentary tha...

Those Perfect Instagram Poses? They're Not Yoga

James Downs | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Downs

In light of this, I am all the more determined to cultivate an ethos of self-acceptance in my classes. I hope to help people reject comparisons with ideals, and dispel any myths around yoga practitioners and teachers as being special, other-worldy, or privy to insights on enlightenment.

Plus-Size Model Iskra Lawrence Shares Old ‘Retouched’ Photos To Teach Vital Body Image Lesson

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For your daily dose of body confidence, look no further than Iskra Lawrence. The 26-year-old plus-size model has shot to Instagram fame by posting un...