Body Confidence

What The World Is Teaching My Six Year Old Son About Boobs

Jade Lloyd | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jade Lloyd

My son, like always, tumbled out of school amidst a blizzard of books and sheets of paper. Face smeared with dinner and a toothy grin, his cast off jumper trailed behind him. In his even filthier hand was clutched a crumpled little blue drawing of my partner and me. He doesn't draw often. It was presented with a shy pride in the way that turns my heart to Play-Doh.

How To Be Body Aware

Tia Duffy | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Style
Tia Duffy

One of the biggest questions asked of me over the past weeks is where do I get my confidence and what are my tips to becoming confident. I'm going to try my best to answer that question and I hope everyone who emailed Project Be Body Aware will find some useful tips in this article.

This Swimwear Brand Refuses To Photoshop Out Stretch Marks, And It's Awesome

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Style

A swimwear brand is going against the grain by refusing to use photoshopped images of its latest range on its website. Rheya Swim, an L.A-based fashi...

Ashley Graham Owns Her 'Full Bush' And It'll Inspire You To Ditch Waxing

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ashley Graham has long championed body confidence and challenging society’s beauty standards - and that includes owning your pubic hair. The model r...

Couple's Beach Photo Teaches An Important Lesson In Body-Positivity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of a bikini-clad woman on the beach with her husband has struck a chord with people everywhere. The photo shows Instagram user Jazzy (@a_body...

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.

Perrie Edwards Inspires Fans To Love Their Scars With Body Confident Photo

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Perrie Edwards has been widely praised for sharing a photo showing off a scar on her torso. On Saturday, the Little Mix singer shared a snap of hersel...

Fitness Blogger Photoshops Own Body To Hit Back At 'Lies And Manipulations' On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A psychologist and fitness blogger is photoshopping images of her body in order to raise awareness of the damaging impact edited photos can have. Stac...

Making You Feel Bad Is Good For Business

Karen Oliver | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Oliver

I really don't appreciate being told by magazines that my body is somehow not 'bikini ready' because I haven't subjected myself to laser treatments, juice diets and vibrating plates in the salon. That's just insulting! My body is bikini ready as soon as I buy a bikini, thank you very much.

'Straight/Curve' Documentary Trailer Tackles Body Image Within The Fashion Industry, And It's Powerful

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Style

Body image has always been a controversial topic within the fashion industry. Which is why a new trailer for ‘Straight/Curve’ - a documentary tha...

Plus-Size Model Iskra Lawrence Shares Old ‘Retouched’ Photos To Teach Vital Body Image Lesson

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For your daily dose of body confidence, look no further than Iskra Lawrence. The 26-year-old plus-size model has shot to Instagram fame by posting un...

Why Body Shape Trends Need To Stop

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicki Kinickie

It sounds silly when summarised in a paragraph like that but it's true. I was a self conscious teenager who found that fashion was geared to slim girls with low rise hipster jeans and crop tops. I would get excited about buying a new item of clothing and then scowl that I didn't look like everyone else in it. Being skinny was cool and hips weren't.

Dove Matched Body Wash Bottles To Women's Body Types And The Internet Isn't Happy

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Dove has hit a nerve with women everywhere after releasing a series of body washes which come in different shapes to portray the ‘diversity of their...

Simply The Best

Andrea McLean | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andrea McLean

Bryan grinned at me and gave me a friendly hug. "You are a beautiful woman. You are strong. You should be very proud of yourself". And I was. I was relieved it was done, and exhausted from all the worry, nerves and adrenaline. But mainly I was proud of us all. We had done something special; I could feel it.

Lena Dunham Fires Back After Magazine Uses Her Photo To Promote Diet Tips

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lena Dunham has hit back after a magazine placed her on its cover to promote a feature on diet tips. A photo of the star was shown next to the headlin...

Why I'm Not Losing Weight For My Wedding

Bexx Hillman | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bexx Hillman

Have you ever been to a wedding, and scrutinised the bride's weight? I'm guessing not. But, if you have, I think it says more about your own insecurities than it does about the bride. For me, a wedding isn't about perfectly coordinated colour schemes, elaborate menus, or shrinking yourself into a dress. It's a celebration of love.

Fitness Blogger Posts Side-By-Side Photos To Remind Us That Belly Fat Is 'Completely Normal'

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A fitness blogger has posted side-by-side photos to urging women to embrace and love their belly fat. Sarah Puhto, a 20-year-old vlogger from South Af...

The 'Loose Women' Have Stripped To Their Swimwear And Here's Why They Want You To Do So Too

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Nine ‘Loose Women’ panellists have posed in their swimwear without airbrushing or filters, to encourage all women and men to feel confident in the...

Choose Confident - Learn To Love Yourself

Alli Plunkett | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Style
Alli Plunkett

Once you've evaluated your reflection and decided what you want to accentuate and what you want to divert from, consider what style you like. You don't need to choose a current prevailing fashion from a magazine; just decide what you like and what you feel comfortable with. 

This Fitness Blogger Wants Women To Love Their Hip Dips

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget thigh gaps, there’s a new body image obsession seeping its way into women and girls’ consciousness: hip dips. Never heard of them? Neither ...

Davina McCall On Why Ageing Is Empowering: 'I Genuinely Care A Lot Less About What People Think'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Davina McCall is living proof that age is nothing but a number and as she approaches 50, she wants to tell other women that ageing can bring you confi...

This Bodybuilder Stopped Shaving Her Body Hair Last Year And Hasn't Looked Back Since

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A bodybuilder who stopped shaving her leg and armpit hair a year ago has revealed that she’s far more comfortable in her skin than she’s ever been...

Actor Pens Fierce Poem Encouraging People To Quit Self-Hating And 'Embrace The Squish'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Fed up with body-shaming and people putting themselves down, one woman has shared a poignant poem encouraging others to love themselves a little bit m...

Woman Explains Why The ‘Fat Friend’ Stereotype Is Utter Bullsh*t

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A body confidence coach has called time on stereotypes relating to our boy type, saying people should never make assumptions about someone based on th...

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.