Body Confidence

Woman With Half A Jaw Refuses Surgery Because She's 'Perfect As She Is'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who had part of her face removed after a tumour developed near her windpipe has said she would turn down surgery to “fix her” – because ...

13 Things That Happen When You've Got A Big Bum

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Big bums are nothing new and neither is the adoration for them. I've had one for as long as I can remember and am a descendent of a long line of big-bummed women. (You think my bum is big? You wait 'til you see my mum...)

Dear Chris Pratt, Objectifying Men Won't Lead To Gender Equality, It Will Just Increase Body Image Pressure

Rachel Moss | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Swooning over Christian Grey, Poldark and even Chris Pratt may seem harmless on the surface, but it has the potential to increase body image pressure on men, so why on earth would we want to make objectification the norm?

Are You Happy With Your Body?

Reneé Davis | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Reneé Davis

Over the years I have struggled with the way my body looks more than I care to admit. I grew up in a family that ranged from being a little bit over weight to morbidly obese, and with that came the negative body talk I was privvy to every day.

Alicia Douvall Says We Need To 'Protect Vulnerable Girls' From Cosmetic Surgery

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Reality TV star Alicia Douvall has spent more than £1 million on cosmetic procedures and is now calling on surgeons to do more to "protect vulnerable...

#BoobsOverBellyButtons Is A Perfect Response To The Belly Button Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Last week, the social media trend #BellyButtonChallenge was slammed by campaigners and charities for putting body image pressures on women. Origina...

Tess Holliday Shows How To Get A Bikini Body In One Simple Step

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Plus size model Tess Holliday has once again stuck two fingers up at society's beauty standards. And this time she's showing the world exactly what it...

Olivia Colman Makes Botox Confession

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Olivia Colman has once again proven that she’s one of the greatest women in showbiz, revealing what she’d say to anyone who asked her to lose weig...

Ashley Graham On Why You Shouldn't Call Her A 'Plus Size' Model

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's not often you hear a woman stand in front of a mirror and compliment her own appearance, but that's exactly what happened when model and body ima...

Protein World Advert Is Back And This Time It's On A Skyscraper

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just when you thought you'd seen the back of that Protein World advert, it has well and truly returned. This time, the ad - which stars bikini-cla...

Is This The World's First Plus-Size Supermodel?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Tess Holliday is fast becoming the world's most recognised plus-size model. At 5’5” tall and a UK size 24, she became the first model of her he...

Plus Size Woman's Instagram Underwear Selfies Receive Beautiful Reaction

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A plus size woman who took a picture of herself in her underwear every day for a week has spoken about the positive reaction her Instagram project rec...

Video Tells Body Dysmorphic Disorder Sufferers 'You Are Not Alone'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) affects around one in every 100 people in the UK, yet it is a condition we seldom talk about. The anxiety disorder -...

'Cheeky' Campaign Gives The Middle Finger (Literally) To Negative Body Image

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If negative body image was a person, we'd certainly flip them the bird. Now, a new awareness campaign has launched which encourages people to get i...

This Photo Project Proves All Bodies Are 'Beach Body Ready'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If there's one thing that's been made clear by the backlash against those Protein World adverts, it's that all bodies are "beach body ready". And ...

Khloé Kardashian On Body Image: 'I Have Never Felt Fat'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Even by celebrity standards, Khloé Kardashian's body is discussed a lot. But in the latest edition of Cosmopolitan Body, the star says she doesn't...

This Is What 'Beauty' Means To Blind Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What does beauty mean to you? Most of us would be tempted to reel off a list of physical characteristics in answer to this question, such as curly ...

Women And Men Of All Sizes Respond To Jamelia's 'Body Shaming' Comments With Glorious Hashtag

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women and men of all sizes are sharing photos with the hashtag #WeAreTheThey in a collective stand against Jamelia's "body shaming" comments. The h...

Instagram Removes Mum-Of-Two's Stretch Mark Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Mum-of-two Hannah Moore uploaded a picture of her stretch marks on Instagram to say that no one should be judged by their size or appearance. But t...

Nike's 'I Can't' Ad Campaign Has Given Us A Major Dose Of Fitspiration

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hate sport? Read on. For women who believe they really can't stomach exercise, Nike has released a motivational "Better For It" campaign showing a ...

This Photo Went Viral For The Best Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of a plus-size woman posing in swimwear has gone viral after the subject of the photo, Jessica Kane, challenged those who called her "brave". ...

#LoveYourLines: Women Share The Stories Behind Their Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stretch marks, we all get 'em. And now, following Chrissy Teigen's stretch mark debut on Instagram earlier this week, women on social media have jo...

Model Chrissy Teigen Proves Stretch Marks Are Beautiful

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Models: we think of them as impossibly beautiful glamazons with perfect lives, and airbrushed photos do little to persuade us otherwise. So all ha...

Little Boy With Heart Condition Discovers His 'Scars Are Beautiful' After Dad's Facebook Post Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

At just seven years old, Carter Gentle has undergone five open-heart operations due to a heart defect he was born with. But his most recent operati...

This Is The Startling Reason Why 30% Of Gay Men Turn To Plastic Surgery

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Half of gay and bisexual men suffer body confidence issues, a shocking new survey has revealed. Out of 1,110 men questioned, 50% say they were unha...