Body Positivity

Keep Quiet About Your Diet

Kirsty Baines | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kirsty Baines

Okay, so it's cool if it works for you. But my problem is when people start imposing it on others. When phrases come up in the conversation such as "you shouldn't eat sugar, it makes you gain weight" or "you really don't need that many carbs". There are a multitude of reasons why you should never push your diet on others; firstly, you don't know their past with food.

Being Fat Is Not The Worst Thing You Can Be

Fran Hayden | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

The media would have us fooled that being fat is the worst thing that you can ever be. Being fat is seen as one of the least desirable attributes in our culture, and growing up - I believed it. I would envy the girls at school for their slim figures and would have given anything to be the same as them. It didn't matter if they were an unkind or mean person, because being slim was the thing to be if you wanted to be successful, attractive and respected.

Megan Crabbe Shuts Down Slut-Shamers Who Told Her To 'Put Some Clothes On'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Megan Crabbe has hit back at those who slut-shamed her Instagram posts, saying she’s worthy of respect regardless of what she wears. Crabbe, who ba...

My Body Beautiful

Kelly Knox | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Knox

everybody banner Growing up I clearly knew my soul chose to incarnate into this body at this time in history for a reason. This is most likely why I have never felt 'disabled'. Like I understood it is only my physical body that is missing a bit. My soul is complete, whole, all powerful and limitless.

Blogger's Side-By-Side Photos Show Just How Easy It Is To Fake Body Transformation Pics

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A blogger has shared two photographs on Instagram revealing just how easy it is to fake body transformation pictures, which regularly crop up on socia...

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 Perfection Paradox: Why It's Taking So Long To Launch Fat Girl

Clementine Prendergast | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clementine Prendergast

The Fat Girl initiative encourages us to accept perceived flaws, recognising bodily perfectionism as an illusionary and ultimately redundant concept. I believe these imperfections are metaphoric of our wider worldly struggles, using the word "fat" as an expression of emotional mess.

Nearly Ten Years On From A Teenage Cancer Diagnosis

Charlotte Crowl | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Crowl

When I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17 it was a testing time. I was pretty much in denial and an array of emotions came over me, yeah I knew something was wrong, but I never thought it would be cancer.

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.

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 ...

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.

Your Body Is The Messenger

Jane Fuller | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

How we move - how we walk - our subtle body language is controlled by our subconscious mind. People will read your body language at a subconscious level. So make sure you're giving out the right message and remember dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.

Woman's Message About Dress Not Zipping Up Is The Body Positive Lesson We All Needed

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When your jeans no longer fit or your shirt doesn’t button up, it can be difficult to feel good about yourself. But one woman hopes to change that m...

Instagram Star Nails Why You Shouldn't Beat Yourself Up About Indulging Over The Bank Holiday

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For those of us who feel we “overindulged” a little over Easter, Instagram star and vlogger Sarah Puhto has an important message. The 20-year-old...

This Model Wants You To Know Cellulite Is 'Bloody Natural'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A model has shared a close-up photo of the back of her legs to tell women everywhere that cellulite is nothing to feel embarrassed about. British mod...

Blogger's Attitude To Her Stretch Marks Is A Valuable Lesson In Self-Love

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While we may not care to admit it, many of us have complicated relationships with our bodies. Beyond the armour - whether that’s Instagram filters ...

Body-Positive Model Reveals How Weight Gain And Happiness Came Hand-In-Hand

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

At the peak of her modelling career, Liza Golden-Bhojwani lived off low-calorie meals and worked out religiously. While the modelling jobs were flyin...

It's Okay Not To Be Okay - Why We Shouldn't Strive For Constant Happiness

Kirsty Baines | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kirsty Baines

It's okay to admit you need a break. And most importantly it's okay not to be okay, and the sooner we admit this and talk about it with the people around us, the sooner we can get rid of the stigma attached to be anything but happy.

The Criminalisation Of Fat: Why I'm So Afraid Of Getting Fat

Clementine Prendergast | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clementine Prendergast

all women everywhere Fat is political, sometimes so powerful it can govern over us. While I've worked hard to overcome my eating and body image issues, now feeling comfortable in my skin, I believe my fear of fat will remain for as long as society is afraid of it.

How This Mum Is Teaching Her Daughter To Love Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Parents

An innocent question from her daughter made one mum hyper-aware of how the words she uses to describe her body will help to shape her child’s own bo...

Learning To Embrace Body Positivity

India Benjamin | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
India Benjamin

Every time I saw a post like this, I'd have a brief moment of happiness for them, followed by a sinking feeling and a little voice telling me that they might be able to accept who they are, but I can't - shouldn't - because I am gross.

#DearBody

Kelly Knox | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Knox

Throughout my life, you have always been there... loving and supporting me, working hard, never giving up on me (even at times when I have felt like giving up on you), being so resilient, adaptable, courageous and strong. I have never stopped to think how brilliant and amazing you are, let alone thank you for it. I guess I took you for granted.

International Women's Day: Treasures Within

Harnaam Kaur | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Harnaam Kaur

all women everywhere Living with my Lady Beard has been amazing, but that doesn't mean that I have not had to face hard times too. I have been body shamed all my life, and I have come to realise that it will never stop unless I try to change people's perceptions of what beauty really is. I will forever challenge people's thoughts about what they think to be "normal" is.

Vagina Talk

Megan Barnett | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Barnett

all women everywhere With SRE being made compulsory in schools by 2019, hopefully people will become more aware of gynecological conditions at a younger age. By normalising the way we discuss gynecological issues and talk about vaginas, hopefully people will feel more confident and will be proactive about taking control of their sexual health.

Why You Should Ditch Your New Year Diet

Stephanie Bushell | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Bushell

Statistically, 97% of dieters are as big or bigger one year after starting a diet. When the majority fail, there must be more to it than simply lack of willpower. So what is it that happens in our bodies when we drastically restrict food intake?