Body Confidence

All Women Are Real Women

Leyah Shanks | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

What is real is differences. Wonderful, inspiring differences. As happy as I am to see more plus models making it big, it annoys me that we are now beginning to lean over to the opposite standpoint. It is not ok to fat shame. Just as it is not ok to skinny shame. In fact, let's just cut out the shaming altogether, shall we?

Low Body Confidence IS Affecting Females' Work And Education, Finds 'Devastating' Report

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Low body confidence in women and girls can have a catastrophic effect on their work, academic performance and their ability to contribute to society, ...

Stop Making the Naturally Slim the Butt of Your Jokes

Leyah Shanks | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

From a confidence perspective, as a fellow ''curvy girl'', whenever I see a woman with, shall we say, a round bottom, who isn't afraid to show it off, I feel a rush of empowerment. I feel the need to raise my fist in sheer womanly power with a defiant grin upon my face whilst roaring ''go on yersel!'' However, these emotions are starting to deplete.

What's The Age You Actually Feel Like A Man?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Guys, at what age do you feel most like a man? And what makes you feel that way? We're not talking about being able to get served in a bar. We're ...

It's Harder Being a Man, Right?

Philip T. Wylonis | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip T. Wylonis

Men are supposed to take 10 seconds to get ready. Why? Because everything goes together: shirts, jumpers and skinny jeans or chinos - et voila: the professional Scandinavian late-twenties hipster reincarnated.

Lara Stone Proudly Shows Off Her Post-Baby Body

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: this article contains nudity that some readers may find offensive Lara Stone has been pictured in her underwear for the first time since g...

Five Reasons to Love Your Fat Ass

Katy Horwood | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

I use the term 'fat ass' as a metaphor for the attributes about yourself which you wouldn't list as your favourite. Your small boobs, your fuzzy hair, your big feet, your glass eye (Ok, actually you're allowed not to love your glass eye) Your 'fat ass' unless recently acquired, is a part of you - as are the other things you dislike about your person.

Body Confidence vs. Celeb Snaps

Sarah Kwong | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

It's no secret that we're extremely connected, some of us even online-addicts. We mindlessly trail social media sites, taking in everything that flickers in front of our eyes, some helpful, some not. The 'belfies', yoga poses you couldn't even do if you were Stretch Armstrong and tiny, everything-free meals; well, that stuff comes under not so helpful.

Oh My Gosh! Look at Her Bum!

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

There is a difference between a shapely bottom and a big bum. Back in the day, women used to ask "Does my bum look big in this?" If it did, they would scream and change outfit. Fast forward years later, when the same question is asked, we want the person being asked to respond, "Yes it does, and it looks fabulous darling."

What's It Really Like To Have A Micropenis?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Penis size is something a lot of men think about regularly - especially those with a micropenis. Generally speaking, if a penis measures less than ...

This Guy Wasn't Going To Get Loose Skin Stand In The Way Of His Weight Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Losing a lot of weight can sometimes result in unwanted excess skin, but one inspirational man wants to help others feel positive about their new loo...

Photo Project Shows How Quick We Are To Judge Overweight Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Haley Morris-Cafiero is regularly stared at in the street due to her weight and she's taken pictures to prove it. In 2013 the photographer release...

50 Adults And Kids Said What They'd Like To Change About Themselves. The Answers Are Shocking

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What would you like to change about yourself? My ears, my forehead, my height: these just some of the things we adults are desperate to alter. But...

Linda Idegwu's Plus-Size Brand 'Dear Curves' Brings African Fashion Into the Western Sphere

Marie Southard Ospina | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Style
Marie Southard Ospina

Oftentimes, it can seem like the majority of the world is striving to achieve some kind of Western version of normality - and, more specifically, some kind of American version of normality. From fashion designers to film producers, it can start to feel like the entirety of the earth becomes permeated by America.

Renee's "New Face" - Who Are We To Judge?

Penny Fordham | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Penny Fordham

Renee Zellweger, for me, has always been a woman I thought of as beautiful, but with wholesome 'could-be-a-lady-who-lives-down-the-road' looks rather than the unachievable, intimidating Hollywood look. In the photos that emerged yesterday she is still stunning, she's just different...

Girls' Body Confidence - It's Time For Politicians to Act

Heather Goult | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Goult

87% of girls aged 11-21 believe that they are judged more on their looks than their ability. It's an unbelievable figure - but you can see why girls think this way. The belief that they don't look good enough and that they are judged most on how good they look is preventing girls from putting their hands up and saying 'I can do anything I want to do'

Learning to Feel Beautiful and Body Confident After Breast Cancer

Heather Shekede | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Shekede

My son found a lump in my breast when he was just three years old. He kept coming to me and putting his head on my right breast and stroking it. I kept thinking, 'What are you doing?' I had a look at my breast, thinking maybe it was something pre-menstrual. I was fit and healthy with no history of breast cancer. I was floored when I was given a breast cancer diagnosis.

My Body Confidence Story

Joey Bevan | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joey Bevan

I struggled for years, losing and gaining weight, and then losing self respect and gaining a hatred towards myself. Taping my body with duct tape and later tearing my skin pulling it off. Even making myself sick after meals, I know it was wrong but I wanted that awesome body!

Should Body Confidence Be On The National Curriculum?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Calls have been made for body confidence to be taught in schools as nearly half of young girls opt out of exercise because they don't like the way the...

Considering Cosmetic Breast Surgery? Try Asking Your Self-Esteem First

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

Women come in all shapes and sizes. None is more 'womanly' than any other, and this is particularly true of our breasts - yet breast augmentation (enlargement or implants), is one of the most popular surgical procedures requested by women today.

Body Confidence Matters

Bea Appleby | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bea Appleby

Apparently, we see 1500 advertisements a day featuring people whose body shape in no way represents our own. This make us feel inferior. On a daily basis, we think we're failing to look as we should. And this does not make us feel good. It's not a trivial issue. If we feel bad about how we look, we make bad choices about our health; we are more likely to be depressed.

The True Impact Low Body Confidence Has On Our Lives

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From fussing incessantly over what to wear to work in the morning to turning the lights down when having sex with your partner, low body confidence ca...

Photographer Manipulates Images To Fit His Subjects' Notion Of Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

No matter how much body positivity we try to exude, when the majority of us look in the mirror, a glaring imperfection stares right back out at us. ...

Easy Nigglefixes to Help You Love Yourself

Sofie Hagen | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

There is no such thing as an objective reality, when it comes to beauty. Beauty standards are set by money-hungry, old, white men behind big desks and these men make a lot of money off of your insecurities. The more you hate yourself, more you spend and the richer they get. You are beautiful. You are.

#imEnough Campaign Challenges The Idea Of Inner And Outer Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All too often women look in the mirror and think they're not good enough - previous research from Dove has shown only 4% of women around the world wou...