Body Confidence

More Than Half Of Girls Have Avoided Taking Part In Activities Because Of Body Image Concerns

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than half of all girls (54%) do not have high body esteem and many are missing out on key opportunities in life, according to a new global report...

An Open Letter To My Body

Sian Ryan | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Ryan

I am sorry for all the times I have called you ugly, fat and disgusting. I am sorry for all the times I have sat on the floor of my room, crying because I felt that if you were only lighter, that only if you took up less space in the world we would be better and more liked.

Plus-Size Designer Recreates Kim K's Swimsuit Shoot To Prove All Women Can Rock Skimpy Cuts

The Huffington Post | Patricia Yaker Ekall | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Style

A fashion designer who focuses on making women of all shapes and sizes feel beautiful has replicated an editorial made famous by Kim Kardashian West. ...

I Want Everyone To Be Comfortable In Their Skin, Whatever Their Race, Gender Or Sexuality

Sonny Turner | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK
Sonny Turner

new activists So a little bit about me: big hair, in your face-style and daily opinions on just about anything are what others might say about me. However, mostly that's just a platform for the thing I like to talk about the most - body positivity and personal empowerment. I believe and want everyone to be comfortable in their own skin, whatever your gender, race or sexuality.

Woman's Viral Photo Shoot With Fiancé Has An Empowering Message

HuffPost | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Stephanie and Arryn stripped down for a couples boudoir photo shoot last week, they certainly never expected the images to go viral. But after ...

25-Year-Old Blogger Shares First Ever Swimsuit Photo To Tell Women: 'Rock What You Got'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A 25-year-old blogger has shared her first ever swimsuit photo in order to help other women love their bodies. Gemma-Louise Bond, better known by her ...

5 Naturists Reveal The Secret To Having Body Confidence

HuffPost CA | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

One of the most common nightmares people have is standing in front of a room full of people completely naked. That moment, although in our subconsciou...

Two Artists Are Photographing 1001 Women's Bottoms To Encourage You To Love Your Body

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While the likes of the Kardashians and co have put bottoms on the map - fuelling an Instagram obsession with booty gains and poses to deliberately sho...

15 Body Confidence Tips From Women Who Love The Skin They're In

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Body confidence is a work in progress for many of us, but it seems our persistence in mastering self-love is starting to pay off. A new survey of alm...

Being Fat Is Not The Worst Thing You Can Be

Fran Hayden | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

The media would have us fooled that being fat is the worst thing that you can ever be. Being fat is seen as one of the least desirable attributes in our culture, and growing up - I believed it. I would envy the girls at school for their slim figures and would have given anything to be the same as them. It didn't matter if they were an unkind or mean person, because being slim was the thing to be if you wanted to be successful, attractive and respected.

Woman Poses In Lingerie With Stoma Bag Proudly On Display After Battling Cervical Cancer

Mercury Press | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has posed for photos wearing just underwear to reveal her stoma bag to the world for the first time. Natalie Wicks shared the pictures a year ...

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

Nicole Roder | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents
Nicole Roder

I started off just trying my best to refrain from making negative comments about myself in front of them. And let me tell you, it hasn't been easy. If they're awake, they're listening to me. (Well, not listening per se, but they're hearing me, anyway.)

How Silicone Is Revolutionising Our Beauty Habits

Polly Rayne | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

From baby bottle teats to safety seals on aeroplane doors, from hospital syringes and medical gloves and even heart pacemakers, silicone is a byword f...

Even Though Your Body Is Different, It's Still Beautiful

Kelly Knox | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Knox

everybody banner In a vlog for Everybody, model and co-founder of Diversity Not Disability, Kelly Knox, talks about why she has never seen herself as being disabled. She says that even as a young child she knew that she was complete as a person, which informed her decision not to wear a prosthetic. Kelly wants to ensure that young disabled people embrace the skin they're in and feel empowered.

Blogger's Side-By-Side Photos Show Just How Easy It Is To Fake Body Transformation Pics

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A blogger has shared two photographs on Instagram revealing just how easy it is to fake body transformation pictures, which regularly crop up on socia...

Five Tips to Tackle Swimwear Body Hang Ups

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Style
Nicki Kinickie

It's that time of year once again - holiday time! A time that brings both joy and dread for many of us out there because with holidays come skimpier outfits and days spent lounging around in swimwear which means a lot more of our body - and our body hang ups - are on full display.

Fitness Blogger Posts Photos Of Stomach Fat Because 'It's Cool To Be Real'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Fitness blogger Fenella Scarlett McCall has zero time for photoshopped images and wants to inspire other women to feel body confident. She recently po...

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...