Body Confidence

This Designer Was Accused Of Betraying Plus Size Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Style

A plus size designer has faced an online backlash after making a Rihanna-inspired 'cupcake' dress. Alysse Dalessandro, who runs fashion label Ready...

Let's Talk About Skinny-Shaming

Fran Hayden | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

Women who don't fall within the 'accepted body image' need to recognise that skinny women, as well as fat women, muscular women, thin women, curvy women - ALL women - are all privy to body images issues.

Beyond the Banter: What Affects Male Body Confidence

Liam Benjamin Preston | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Liam Benjamin Preston

We need to adopt a more positive outlook on how we feel about ourselves and about what we say to others. My challenge to you - tying in with 'The Modern Man-ual' research - is to check out a few of your friends' photos, let them know they are looking good and start spreading the #Ladmiration. You can help us too, ladies!

Lived In: The Skin You're In

Jordan Errington | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Errington

Society and media put a lot of pressure on people to look a certain way, not just to weigh a certain amount, fit into a certain size and wear all the latest trends, the pressure is so deep rooted it affects all aspects of our lives, including how we treat our skin.

A Call For Time Out On Photoshop

Fran Hayden | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

Magazines use photoshop and alter images to maintain a quintessential goal for men and women to adhere to, but those who are represented in the media have a luxury that is out of reach to the rest of us.

Adele: 'I Do Have Body Image Problems, But I Don't Let Them Rule My Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Adele has never been one to mince her words. Now, the star has spoken candidly about body image, saying that there are bigger things to worry about...

Starting a Body Positive Conversation

Fran Hayden | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

So accustomed are we to talking about ourselves with a razor-sharp tongue that we forget to spare a kind word every now and again. When we speak negatively about ourselves we are only perpetuating an already toxic culture and advocating the negative sense of self that so many of us have come to learn.

#WereNoAngels Campaign Launches Against Victoria's Secret Lingerie Model Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Style

Victoria's Secret: men love it and women - well, they aren't quite sure how they feel about it. Some of us love the body confidence the models exu...

How Can You Help Someone With Low Self-Esteem?

Fran Hayden | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

What can we do as individuals to help improve the self-esteem of those around us? If you see someone or know of someone who is suffering with low self-esteem, here are some things that you can do to help them realise their worth.

'Social Media Isn't Real'. The Teen Instagram Star Who's Telling The Truth Behind Her Perfect Life Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

From the outside, teenager Essena O'Neill looked like she had it all. Nearly 700,000 instagram followers, a quarter of a million YouTube subscribers, ...

Man vs Nail File

Jinya Mizuno | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jinya Mizuno

We've got to change the beliefs in our heads because they are hurting all of us - men, women and children. Women are not weak. Having feelings is not weak. Being tough is not strong. Using a nail file is perfectly manly, if that is the expression of the man that you are.

Let's Talk About Self-Esteem

Fran Hayden | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

Someone that I grew up with recently unearthed a photo of me at 11 years old as she was packing to move, and when she shared it with me, my heart stopped. It stopped because I remembered. I remember how it felt to be the fat friend.

Body Image Affects Children Far Younger Than You Might Expect And It's Boys as Well as Girls

Lydia Gard | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Parents
Lydia Gard

Body image isn't just about weight, it's being too short, too tall, too thin. Wearing glasses or having big feet. Anything that doesn't conform to the norm. We need to remind our children that different is good, and that there are more important things to consider at the tender age of five, than how fat you look in a puffer jacket.

'Bearded Lady' Writes Empowering Open Letter To Her Younger Self

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Harnaam Kaur, the inspirational "Bearded Lady" helping to redefine beauty, has penned a touching letter to her younger self. Kaur, who has polycyst...

A Recipe for Body Positivity

Fran Hayden | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

Preheat your oven at whatever temperature you like - there is no indefinite gauge for how long your body positivity will take to fully rise. You can turn the heat right up, or allow it to gently simmer away, but keep checking to make sure that it's beginning to grow...

#ThisIsPlus Women And Men Call Out The Lack Of Diversity In Plus Size Fashion Advertising

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Style

One woman's call for greater diversity in plus size fashion advertising is stirring up a storm online, with hundreds of women and men taking to Twitte...

Men And Women Explain What Makes A Good Body

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you believed everything you read in magazines you'd think a "good body" meant women with perfect curves and long limbs or men with rock hard abs an...

Britain's Smallest Bodybuilder Proves Anyone Can Achieve Their Dreams

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Choon Tan is Britain's smallest bodybuilder, standing proudly at 4ft 10. Flicking through his Instagram, you see picture after picture of the 21-ye...

New MAC Model Bravely Shares Body Shaming Story In Emotional Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style

MAC cosmetics' latest campaign features a model who you may not have heard of before, but whose name will soon be very well known - Luzmaria Vargas. ...

Meet The Woman Proving You Can Pull Off Hardcore Yoga Moves At Any Size

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Valerie Sagun loves yoga. She is also singlehandedly showing that anyone, regardless of size, can do yoga. Sagun is the body-positive brains be...

Lingerie Model Without Legs, Kanya Sesser, Is Our Body Confidence Hero

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A lingerie model who was born without legs has shared a body confident message for people with disabilities. Kanya Sesser, 23, earns over $1000 (£...

How This Former Anorexia Sufferer Is Inspiring Body Positivity

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who previously suffered from anorexia nervosa is setting the internet alight with her body-positive mantras. Megan, 22, is the woman behind...

Body Issues: Obsession, Anxiety and 'Wellness'

Eloise Hendy | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

Body obsession is contemporary Western culture's default state. When it comes to matters of the flesh it increasingly feels there is no space for neut...

Me, My Body and a Bikini

Megan Morgan | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Morgan

So, I am not a super model, and I doubt there is going to be any model agencies calling me soon, but do you know what? I LOVE wearing my bikini, and I wear it with pride. I've never stopped wearing one since having the kids, even though at times I didn't always like how I looked.

Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Stuns On #NYFW Runway

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Style

Plus-size model Ashley Graham stole the limelight at New York Fashion Week as she took to the runway to model her new lingerie collection. Graham, ...