Body Confidence

Stand Like A Winner

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

As a yoga teacher, I often say, "Your body is your emotional signature." It actually started from my wise eccentric grandmother who told me a long t...

How to Build a Confident Bikini Body

Georgina Ellis | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Ellis

I have to apologise for the slightly misleading post title - I'm not here to tell you diet or exercise tips to sculpt tight muscles and reveal rippling abs. I think we're all starting to learn by now that confidence shouldn't be about aesthetics, and the more we can move away from that unachievable ideal, the better.

Meet The Women Fighting India's 'Restrictive' Beauty Standards

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Despite having more than 631 million female inhabitants, 29 states and 22 languages, beauty standards in India have been branded as "narrow and restri...

The Size of My Skirt Does Not Determine the Size of My Self-Respect

Bronte Huskinson | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bronte Huskinson

My mother recently wrote an article in the Daily Mail addressing how she raised me and my 15 year old sister to be respectable and kind towards other women and wear whatever clothes we feel comfortable in. The article got a lot of mixed attention...

Model Iskra Lawrence Schools Us In Body Confidence

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Style

Iskra Lawrence is the model you need to know about - signed with major agency Models 1, not only is she making a name for herself, she's determined to...

Feeling My #Selfie

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

While women are being encouraged to be "beautiful", it's not supposed to be for ourselves; it's supposed to be for other people. We're supposed to look good, but not on our own terms or by our own standards. We're meant to be these aesthetically appealing objects that exist to be admired by - let's be honest here - men. The thing about selfies that can make people so uncomfortable is that it represents a woman taking control of her own image, thinking that she looks great and not being ashamed to say it.

Why Choose Self-Love?

Fran Hayden | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

The world is an unforgiving place and so many of us are faced with challenges on a daily basis that test our self-esteem. Someone might make an offhand comment about a fat person, an eating disorder, the clothes that someone has chosen to wear, comments to their children about body size - all of which could contribute to an already body image obsessed society.

Model Proves Why You Shouldn't Trust 'Thigh Gap' Photos

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Style

Iskra Lawrence has given us all a lesson in loving yourself. The UK-born Instagram star, who is a size 14, revealed how easy it is to fake a thigh gap...

Mum Recreates Kendall Jenner Calvins Ad To Show The Beauty Of Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has recreated Kendall Jenner's Calvin Klein advert to show the beauty of her post-pregnancy stretch marks. Brenda DeRouen, 26, from Texas, strip...

How Not Being 'Summer Bikini Body' Ready Can Give You a New Sense of Confidence

Tasha Okeke | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

I know I'll get the weight off eventually and I may not look as good as I did before and feel as confident when I look in the mirror but I'm more than enough. I'm trying to embrace I just look a bit more curvier and bottom heavy right now. I'm still worthy of self love, acceptance and to still feel truly content within even I'm a few pounds heavier that doesn't take away my worth. And it shouldn't take away yours either.

90-Year-Old Grandma Rocks A Bikini, Gives Us All A Lesson In Body Confidence

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Irene is 90 years old, she's had 10 children and is a grandmother to a whole hoard of little ones. She's also our new body image hero. A photo of Ire...

Maybe It's Not Easy Being Thin

Bronte Huskinson | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bronte Huskinson

Our young people need to be taught that when it comes to body shapes, there is no normal. Everyone's body is different. Curves are beautiful, but so are no curves. We need to start accepting that no woman is the same rather than holding one particular body as the desirable one.

Mums Take A Naked Stand Against Body-Shaming

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who photographed herself naked in a stand against body-shaming, has inspired other mothers to strip down to their underwear to help bring up the...

Plus Size Model Iskra Lawrence Gives The Finger To Body-Shamers

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Style

Plus size model Iskra Lawrence is a pro at feeling confident in her own skin. From fronting the Photoshop-free Aerie Real campaign, to her body-positi...

Try Our Quiz And Find Out Which Underwear Shape Is Right For You

The Huffington Post UK | Jen Barton | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Style

Since your underwear is the first thing you put on each morning and the last thing you take off at night, there’s no exaggerating how important ling...

Tess Holliday On Why Baby Bumps Of All Sizes Are Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents

Tess Holliday has shared a photo of her bare baby bump with a body positive message on Instagram. The plus size model who is currently six months preg...

Woman's Powerful Stand Against Body-Shamers Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has simultaneously spread body positivity and shut down body-shamers by sharing four selfies online. Sick of women-hating on one another, Sara...

'Why It's A Good Idea To Be Naked Around Your Children'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has put out a rallying cry for parents to be naked in front of their children. Constance Hall, a 32-year-old blogger from Perth, Australia...

Woman Proudly Shows Stretch Marks After Losing 9 Stone

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has given us all a lesson in body confidence by proudly showing off her stretch marks in a bikini competition - and winning. Conner Rensch,...

Yogi Hits Back At Trolls Who Said Her 'A** Was Too Big To Wear White'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When Kerri Verra, a yoga Instagram star, posted a photo of herself wearing white shorts, she was cruelly targeted by a body-shaming Instagram troll wh...

Five Powerful Lessons About Body Image That You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From actors to comedians, beauty bloggers to directors, self-confidence issues are something that all women have to face - especially in the glare of ...

Are the New Curvy, Tall and Petite Barbies Healthy Role Models or Just Another Kind of Stereotype?

BritChick Paris | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Having role models that bust these perceptions is a huge step forward, but it is equally important not to single them out for being different. It's as if to say, if you don't look like the super skinny version, then somehow you're not normal. Most kids want to feel normal so will they really ask for the 'curvy version?'. Will they want to be seen with it?

Child's Play: The Importance of Tackling Body Image Among Children and Teens

Liam Benjamin Preston | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents
Liam Benjamin Preston

If you think your child may want to discuss their body confidence or if you want to have a greater understanding of how the words we use and choices we make influence young people's self-esteem, please check out Be Real's resources.

Making 2016 the Year of Selfie-Love

Suzanne Day | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Day

Heading near a gym at the start of a new year could actually be putting your health in danger. January gym bunnies are so keen on getting inside they will mow you down in their cars or flatten you with their brand new fancy gym bags.

Mum's Epic Takedown Of Shop Assistant Who Bodyshamed Her Teenage Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Supermum may not be a Marvel comic character, but if there was, Megan Naramore Harris from Wichita, Kansas would certainly be a contender for the role...