Body Confidence

Why You Need To Stop Comparing Yourself And Start Loving Yourself For Better Body Confidence

Theo Brenner-Roach | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Brenner-Roach

We're told that to be a 'proper man' we need to build more muscle, lose more fat, get stronger and be sexier. So what do we do? We buy into it. We start believing that we need to look this way, even believing it's the only way to be sexy, successful and accepted.

No, Don't Eat The Cake! Stop Weight Loss Shaming!

Amanda Elias | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Something I've seen a lot of on the old WWW lately, particularly Instagram, are some posts and images from women who are helping to empower other women by feeling confident in their own skin. This, of course, is marvellous.

The Selfie Phenomenon

Louise Dear | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Dear

I'm of an age when certain women shy away from the camera. I must admit that for several years now I've been slightly taken aback when presented with a photograph of myself. My best friends daughter was married last year and my bestie was shocked when she saw the photographs.

Bullied For Being Boobless At Twelve

Larissa Scotting | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Larissa Scotting

It was a joke that stuck around just a bit too long. I remember exactly when it started - that's how much the experience affected me at the time, and ...

Woman Gets Real About Loose Skin And Stretch Marks After Shedding 90lbs

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who lost just over six stone has been praised for sharing a candid post about some of the unwanted after-effects of losing weight. Rachel Grah...

#MermaidThighs Is The Body-Positive Response To 'Thigh Gaps' You Need In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s time to stop stressing about whether or not you have a “thigh gap” because there’s a new, far more positive body image trend in town. Wom...

Mum's Shopping Experience Reminds Women That Sometimes We Body Shame Ourselves

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Style

A woman has spoken out about a time she thought she was being body shamed, only to realise it was all in her imagination. Constance Hall was shopping ...

What Lies Beneath - Body Confidence After Breast Cancer

Penny Rutterford | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Rutterford

I recently posted pictures of my new prosthesis on social media and it caused a stir. My "selfie-esteem" was bolstered by "likes" and smiling emojis, but offline I was asked why I wanted to share something so personal and that maybe these things should be hidden away...

'Naked Attraction' or Britain's Newest Demeaning Game Show?

Nell Grecian | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nell Grecian

In a poll held by BuzzFeed, 91 per cent of voters claimed they would never appear on the show. So, comedy value and shock factor? Yes. Educational and romantic television show promoting body confidence? Not so much. It will take a considerable amount more than this particular show to convince me that the best way to look for a partner is by examining their scrotum.

Fitness Trainer Mum Posts Stomach Comparison Photos To Prove Everyone Is 'Real'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents

A fitness fanatic mum whose figure is the envy of many of her followers shared two very different photos of her stomach taken moments apart to prove e...

New Mum Shuts Down Body Shamer At Swimming Pool

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Parents

A new mum hit back at a woman who told her wearing a bikini post-baby wasn’t “appropriate” by proudly sharing a selfie on Facebook. Lexi Sinclai...

Body Confidence: A Warped Focus

Chloe Dorrington | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Dorrington

Not only should we be avoiding negativity towards those who are overweight, but we should also highlight that 'thin shaming' is just as negative. Who are we to say 'don't get too skinny' or 'real women have curves,' these comments have the same damaging effect as fat shaming. Judgements of people's bodies, whatever the shape or size, is unacceptable and needs to stop.

#WeWearWhatWeWant Photos Prove Fashion 'Rules' Are Made To Be Broken

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Style

Women are sharing photos of themselves wearing clothes they’ve ben told aren’t ‘suitable’ for their body type with the hashtag #WeWearWhatWeWa...

Nurse Defends Herself Against Claims That She Can’t Do Her Job Because Of Her Hair Colour

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A nurse has taken to Facebook to defend herself against claims that she can’t do her job properly because of her coloured hair, tattoos and piercing...

It's High Time People Stopped Trolling Women Over Their Body Hair

Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

I felt ashamed of my leg hair. But *NEWS FLASH* it's a perfectly normal thing. If we didn't need it, we wouldn't have it. It's sad that I didn't see it this way at the time, I should have bore those hairs with pride.

A Guy Told This Runner She Had 'Sagging Breasts', Her Response Is Everything

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A runner has responded to a man’s body-shaming comments in the best way - by quite literally sticking her middle finger up to him. Michelle Kirk, fr...

Woman Rocks A Bikini On The Beach For First Time In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For most of her life, Jazzmyne Jay has felt the need to hide her body away from the world. But after years of hating her body and feeling “not good...

How Changing My Wardrobe Changed My Life

Debz Aiken | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Style
Debz Aiken

Yes it's a pretty bold statement to say that my wardrobe changed my life, but in many ways it really did. As a plus size female, I have always been larger than my peers - my big body affecting many of the decisions that I made in my life. Growing up in the 90s as a chubby teenager wasn't always easy - we certainly didn't have access to the range of body positive sources that we have now.

These Kick-Ass Mums Fought Back When They Were Bump Shamed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

Body-shaming seems to be everywhere from strangers on the street to trolls online. And no one is exempt. Despite going through one of the most physic...

8 Things You'll Only Know If You Don't Wax

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Style

It's summer time and finally the world is ready for exposed skin. You've never seen the point in removing all your body hair only to have it all grow ...

These Women Have A Kickass Message For Those Making Judgements About Their Beauty

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women from all walks of life have shut down those who said they couldn't look or act a certain way, in an empowering new video from Dove. The advert,...

This Photo Is Teaching The World There Are 'A Million Billion Definitions Of Beautiful'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Gerry, 75, and Darwin, 70, have been together for more than 20 years. Now, hundreds of thousands of people have seen them naked thanks to a new projec...

Are You 'Festival Ready', Or Just Being Body-Shamed?

Rosy Cherrington | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Style
Rosy Cherrington

A new report showed women's body confidence is now a 'critical issue' and 'body-shaming' adverts have become so bad that London's Mayor has had to ban them from the Tube - we are in a time where 'festival ready' is more dangerous to young women than ever. Because what it's really telling them, in its subterfuge way, is that they're not 'good enough' as they already are.

Fitness Blogger Shares Photo Of Bloated Stomach To Show 'Nobody Is Perfect'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A fitness blogger has shared before and after photos of her bloated stomach on Facebook to inspire other women to be body confident. Tiffany Brien too...

JC Penney Teaches All Fashion Brands A Lesson About Self-Love

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Style

Fashion brands could stand to learn a thing or two about promoting body confidence from JC Penney's latest advert. The American department store relea...