Body Confidence

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...

This Blogger Wore A Bikini In A Blizzard To Spread Body Positivity

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Storm Stella covered her garden in snow, a blogger from Vermont decided to venture outside - in a bikini. Leah Stanley posed for a couple of quic...

Best Friends Respond To Body-Shamers By Showing They Give Zero F**ks About Dress Size

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Australian models Kate Wasley and Georgia Gibbs are best friends who just happen to have different body types - while Gibbs wears a UK size 6, Wasley ...

Fitness Blogger Shares Photo Of PMS Bloating To Prove It's 'Nothing To Be Ashamed Of'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A vegan fitness blogger has shared a photo of the extreme bloating she experiences as a result of PMS, in order to show other women it’s “nothing ...

Mum Stages Photoshoot To Show Daughter She Is More Beautiful Than Frozen's Elsa

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Parents

For any parent, building their children’s confidence is an important part of helping them grow up, but that doesn’t mean it is always easy. Now on...

Woman Posts The Best Response To People Who Criticised Her For Gaining Weight

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A blogger who received cruel messages about her body has well and truly put the haters in their place with an empowering message about body image. Las...

Why The Body Positive Fight Is Still On

Fran Hayden | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

While many body positive activists, myself included, exclaim as loudly as our caps lock lets us that, BODY POSITIVITY IS FOR ALL BODIES and that WE CAN WEAR WHAT WE WANT and that WE ARE WORTHY OF LOVING THE SKIN WE'RE IN - our words are still falling on ignorant ears. The fact is, while body positivity has made the mainstream a (slightly) more diverse and bearable place, the body positive crowd seems to have thinned out somewhat in recent months.

Diversity Progress In Fashion Is A Step Forward But There's No Time To Be Complacent

Denise Hatton | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Style
Denise Hatton

banner While there's nothing wrong with being naturally slim and tall, it's not representative of what our society looks like, leading to greater anxiety and fear among people of not being able to live up to what's considered beautiful.

29 Years And Counting - Why I'm Sharing My Body Confidence Story With You

Theo Brenner-Roach | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Brenner-Roach

It wasn't easy to write and when I think back to a few years ago, I know there is no way I would have written this. However, I've come a long way since then, mentally and physically and I now realise the importance of sharing this.

Social Media Star Reveals The Hard Truth Behind Her 'Perfect' Instagram Posts

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An Instagram It girl with 24,000 followers has revealed the truth behind the “perfect” photos that she regularly posts on her feed. Katherine Orme...

Plus-Size Pole Dancer Proves Size Should Never Stop You Doing What You Love

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A size 24 woman is proving pole dancing is for anyone at any size by refusing to let critics knock her confidence. Jamie Hines, 36, is proud of her 4...

We Are Beautiful Just The Way We Are. Age Is Just A Number

Nicola Griffin | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Style
Nicola Griffin

banner It is truly about time that today's society included all females of any age and any size. What a fantastic message to send to young girls that it's fine to be curvy, it's acceptable to have a rolly tummy and it's amazing to have grey hair. Love your self, Believe in your self, we are all unique.

Christie Brinkley Recreates Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Aged 63, Alongside Daughters

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Christie Brinkley has proven once and for all that age is nothing but a number by posing for Sports Illustrated’s coveted Swimsuit Issue at the age ...

Is It Okay To Wear The Same Outfit As My 20-Year-Old Daughter?

Dawn Cutler | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Style
Dawn Cutler

banner There's very little advice out there that speaks directly to women of my age. And when you do stumble across a blog or magazine that's supposedly aimed at you, they can be quite patronising - suggesting ranges that have been designed with the more mature lady in mind.

Actress Embraces Loose Skin Thanks To Support From Body-Positive Instagram Community

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A body positive vlogger has revealed she won’t be getting surgery to remove her loose skin after dramatic weight loss, thanks to the confidence she...

Alton Towers Crash Survivor Vicky Balch Poses Naked In Body-Confident Photoshoot

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Vicky Balch, the 21-year-old survivor of the Alton Towers Smiler crash, has posed naked in a photoshoot to inspire body confidence. Balch, who lost he...

Woman’s Side-By-Side Photos In Her Tights Show Truth About Perfectionism On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman posted photos of herself in her bra and tights to make an important statement about body image and so-called perfectionism on social media. Mi...

Somebody Like Me: Young People's Tales Of Body Image Anxiety

Liam Benjamin Preston | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Benjamin Preston

I wanted to share with you some of the words of the young people who took part. They spoke about the pressures from society, school, celebrities, the media and their families. Alongside dealing with the challenges of just growing up, one area which was mentioned frequently was the sheer relentless of the body image pressures they faced:

Everyone's Loving Chrissy Teigen's Stretch Marks Photo On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Chrissy Teigen has once again given the world a lesson in body confidence by sharing a photo of her stretch marks. Teigen posted an unedited image of ...

Creating Body Confident Schools Is The First Step In Tackling Body Image Anxiety

Denise Hatton | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Denise Hatton

It is beyond doubt that for young people in this country today, who are caught up in an increasingly celebrity-idealised culture with 24-7 social media connectivity, that the impact of body image anxiety is incredibly worrying.

Body Anxiety Leads Children As Young As 11 To Consider Extreme Diets And Surgery

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Body image anxiety is damaging the lives of children as young as 11, with secondary school pupils considering extreme diets and cosmetic surgery, a ne...

The Post Baby Changes That Nobody Tells You About

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents
Nicki Kinickie

Whether you like it or not, when you are expecting your first child people will give you all kinds of insights into your future as a parent and share their own stories of pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Cancer Survivor Bares Double Mastectomy Scars In Powerful Equinox Gym Ad

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A cancer survivor has stolen the show in luxury gym Equinox’s bold January ad campaign for baring her mastectomy scars. Samantha Paige, a 41-year-o...

You Really Aren't As Unattractive As You Think You Are

Amanda Elias | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I know I'm guilty of it, my 13 year old is guilty of it, heck I know my mother is guilty of it, we can't help it. This is something that we HAVE to work on, the TV isn't going to disappear, we can't avoid all of the glossy magazines