Body Confidence

Nurse Defends Herself Against Claims That She Can’t Do Her Job Because Of Her Hair Colour

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A nurse has taken to Facebook to defend herself against claims that she can’t do her job properly because of her coloured hair, tattoos and piercing...

It's High Time People Stopped Trolling Women Over Their Body Hair

Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

I felt ashamed of my leg hair. But *NEWS FLASH* it's a perfectly normal thing. If we didn't need it, we wouldn't have it. It's sad that I didn't see it this way at the time, I should have bore those hairs with pride.

A Guy Told This Runner She Had 'Sagging Breasts', Her Response Is Everything

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A runner has responded to a man’s body-shaming comments in the best way - by quite literally sticking her middle finger up to him. Michelle Kirk, fr...

Woman Rocks A Bikini On The Beach For First Time In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For most of her life, Jazzmyne Jay has felt the need to hide her body away from the world. But after years of hating her body and feeling “not good...

How Changing My Wardrobe Changed My Life

Debz Aiken | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Style
Debz Aiken

Yes it's a pretty bold statement to say that my wardrobe changed my life, but in many ways it really did. As a plus size female, I have always been larger than my peers - my big body affecting many of the decisions that I made in my life. Growing up in the 90s as a chubby teenager wasn't always easy - we certainly didn't have access to the range of body positive sources that we have now.

These Kick-Ass Mums Fought Back When They Were Bump Shamed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

Body-shaming seems to be everywhere from strangers on the street to trolls online. And no one is exempt. Despite going through one of the most physic...

8 Things You'll Only Know If You Don't Wax

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Style

It's summer time and finally the world is ready for exposed skin. You've never seen the point in removing all your body hair only to have it all grow ...

These Women Have A Kickass Message For Those Making Judgements About Their Beauty

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women from all walks of life have shut down those who said they couldn't look or act a certain way, in an empowering new video from Dove. The advert,...

This Photo Is Teaching The World There Are 'A Million Billion Definitions Of Beautiful'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Gerry, 75, and Darwin, 70, have been together for more than 20 years. Now, hundreds of thousands of people have seen them naked thanks to a new projec...

Are You 'Festival Ready', Or Just Being Body-Shamed?

Rosy Cherrington | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Style
Rosy Cherrington

A new report showed women's body confidence is now a 'critical issue' and 'body-shaming' adverts have become so bad that London's Mayor has had to ban them from the Tube - we are in a time where 'festival ready' is more dangerous to young women than ever. Because what it's really telling them, in its subterfuge way, is that they're not 'good enough' as they already are.

Fitness Blogger Shares Photo Of Bloated Stomach To Show 'Nobody Is Perfect'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A fitness blogger has shared before and after photos of her bloated stomach on Facebook to inspire other women to be body confident. Tiffany Brien too...

JC Penney Teaches All Fashion Brands A Lesson About Self-Love

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Style

Fashion brands could stand to learn a thing or two about promoting body confidence from JC Penney's latest advert. The American department store relea...

Childbirth: Why Women Forget The Pain

Lucy Dukes | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Dukes

The downright gorgeous Holly Willoughby has recently been quoted saying that she loves giving birth. She said that although birth was painful, it was a different kind of pain and it made her feel more alive that ever before - a feeling she has not gotten from anything else.

Why We Should Ignore 'Body Shapes'

Lauren Evans | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Evans

We are told a lot about body shape. Whether it was when Gok told us how to look good naked or when we are looking in fashion magazines that tell you what clothes will best suit you, knowing your body shape is apparently crucial to feeling good about yourself.

Woman's Open Letter After Stranger Asks 'When Are You Due?'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There are few things more awkward than when a stranger assumes you're pregnant. Seriously, the weight of the silence that follows could sink a boat. ...

How Instagram Taught Me to Love My Body

Emily Buchanan | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech
Emily Buchanan

After all, platforms like Instagram allow us to choose the content we consume, so instead of being battered over the head by the body shaming bumf of traditional women's magazines, I've carefully curated a community that reaffirms my self worth rather than systemically dismantling it.

Stand Like A Winner

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

As a yoga teacher, I often say, "Your body is your emotional signature." It actually started from my wise eccentric grandmother who told me a long t...

How to Build a Confident Bikini Body

Georgina Ellis | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Ellis

I have to apologise for the slightly misleading post title - I'm not here to tell you diet or exercise tips to sculpt tight muscles and reveal rippling abs. I think we're all starting to learn by now that confidence shouldn't be about aesthetics, and the more we can move away from that unachievable ideal, the better.

Meet The Women Fighting India's 'Restrictive' Beauty Standards

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Despite having more than 631 million female inhabitants, 29 states and 22 languages, beauty standards in India have been branded as "narrow and restri...

The Size of My Skirt Does Not Determine the Size of My Self-Respect

Bronte Huskinson | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bronte Huskinson

My mother recently wrote an article in the Daily Mail addressing how she raised me and my 15 year old sister to be respectable and kind towards other women and wear whatever clothes we feel comfortable in. The article got a lot of mixed attention...

Model Iskra Lawrence Schools Us In Body Confidence

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Style

Iskra Lawrence is the model you need to know about - signed with major agency Models 1, not only is she making a name for herself, she's determined to...

Feeling My #Selfie

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

While women are being encouraged to be "beautiful", it's not supposed to be for ourselves; it's supposed to be for other people. We're supposed to look good, but not on our own terms or by our own standards. We're meant to be these aesthetically appealing objects that exist to be admired by - let's be honest here - men. The thing about selfies that can make people so uncomfortable is that it represents a woman taking control of her own image, thinking that she looks great and not being ashamed to say it.

Why Choose Self-Love?

Fran Hayden | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

The world is an unforgiving place and so many of us are faced with challenges on a daily basis that test our self-esteem. Someone might make an offhand comment about a fat person, an eating disorder, the clothes that someone has chosen to wear, comments to their children about body size - all of which could contribute to an already body image obsessed society.

Model Proves Why You Shouldn't Trust 'Thigh Gap' Photos

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Style

Iskra Lawrence has given us all a lesson in loving yourself. The UK-born Instagram star, who is a size 14, revealed how easy it is to fake a thigh gap...

Mum Recreates Kendall Jenner Calvins Ad To Show The Beauty Of Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has recreated Kendall Jenner's Calvin Klein advert to show the beauty of her post-pregnancy stretch marks. Brenda DeRouen, 26, from Texas, strip...