Body Confidence

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

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.01.2017 | 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

Tess Holliday Gets Real About The Struggles With Her Post-Baby Body

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Parents

Plus-size model and mother Tess Holliday posted a picture recently on Instagram that sums up one of the biggest struggles post-partum: how do I learn ...

Love Your Body For Life - Not Just For Christmas

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

Christmas is a time when women's relationships with our bodies can become particularly strained. One side of us is saying to eat our body weight in pigs in blankets, the other telling us we'll regret it when we don't look like Gigi Hadid come summer.

Iskra Lawrence Has Helped Women Love Their Bodies, Now She's Set Her Sights On Men

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Iskra Lawrence shot to fame for championing body confidence among women, but now, she wants a body image revolution among men. In a recent interview t...

The 'Ideal Body' Is The One You Feel Comfortable In

Danae Varangis | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danae Varangis

Body anxiety is a growing issue. The number of people who aren't confident in the way they look is rising faster than ever, and the age at which these concerns are first felt is getting younger -- a survey conducted in October found that 38% of girls ages seven-to-ten felt that the most important thing to them is the way they look.

Bodybuilder Reveals How Her Body Changes After Competition Season

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A bodybuilder has shared a body positive snap of how she looks when she’s not training for a major competition. Tesia Kline, from Georgia, has docu...

Ten Secrets To Eliminating That I Have Nothing To Wear Feeling

Loulou Storey | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Loulou Storey

A lot of us wish that we dressed with more character, style and passaz and blame our clothes and lack of time as the trouble makers for our uninspired appearance. I am here to help you perk up your style and help you realise that there is a lot more excitement in your wardrobe than you give it credit for.

11 People Reveal What They Love Most About Their Bodies

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Focusing on the things you love about yourself instead of your hang-ups is not the easiest of things to do. But that’s precisely what a selection of...

Blogger Shows How Easy It Is To Fake A Perfect 'Booty Pic'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

These days, you can’t go a day on Instagram without seeing a photo of someone’s perfectly rounded ass staring back at you. Whether it’s your fav...

Be Real Pledge Aims To Put Health Above Appearance

Denise Hatton | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Denise Hatton

Today, the Be Real Campaign for body confidence releases its Body Image Pledge. Aimed at the media, music, fashion and advertising industries, it stands up for men and women who for years have said they want to see pictures on TV, in adverts and in magazines that, put simply, look like they do.

Women Prove Cellulite Is 'Nothing To Be Ashamed Of'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women are spreading body positivity with a new movement celebrating cellulite. Each Saturday Instagram users are posting photos showing areas of their...

Six Things Fat Women Shouldn't Be Afraid Of

Fran Hayden | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

There are certain things that I've noticed no longer hold the same level of power over me as they once did and I've realised that there are a whole bunch of things that fat women shouldn't be afraid of, here are six of them.

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

Theo Brenner-Roach | Posted 04.01.2017 | 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 05.01.2017 | 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...